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Vol. 17 No. 3 
Summer 2004 

The Inauguration of Pamela Fox, 
Mary Baldwin's Ninth President 

President's letter 

As I rea 
and I 

reach the end of my first aca- 
lic year as president, Dan 
want to thank you for the 
outpouring of warm, welcoming sup- 
port we have received from our entire 
Mary Baldwin family. I have enjoyed 
experiencing for the first time each 
marker of tradition throughout the 
year, beginning with Charter Day and 
Founders Day, and culminating in 
Homecoming and Commencement. 

The inaugural ceremonies April 1 
and 2 were historic for our community. 
April 2 was a day I will never forget, 
and I offer my profound gratitude to 
the Inauguration Committee for the 
creative and diligent planning, and to 
all of you who were able to share the 
day with us. 

The inauguration festivities began 
Thursday evening, April 1, with a stu- 
dent dinner celebrating global fellowship 
and unity. An international food fair and 
artistic performances by guests, staff, 
and students brought the flavors and 
sounds of the world to Mary Baldwin. 

On Friday morning, a few minutes 
before 1 1 a.m., the procession of more 
than 200 delegates and faculty emerged 
from the Administration Building, led 
by VWIL cadets playing fife and drum, 
to file past Ham and Jam into First 
Presbyterian Church. Gray skies did 
not dampen the sense of history and 
ceremony as we entered the church to 
the sounds of Johann Sebastian Bach's 
"St. Anne" prelude. 

We share many important messages 
from the inaugural ceremony with you 
in this magazine. From the personalized 
eloquence of Chaplain Pat Hunt's open- 
ing prayer and Dr. Sarah Kennedy's 
"Sonnet for Mary Baldwin College," 
through the individualized greetings 
from the Commonwealth of Virginia, 
institutions of higher learning, the 
mayor of Staunton, the Session and 

congregation of First Presbyterian 
Church, the faculty, staff, and students 
of Mary Baldwin, alumnae and alumni, 
and my family and friends, the inaugu- 
ration symbol of the Chain Link 
offered a binding connection of past, 
present, and future and of our innova- 
tive traditions. 

What we cannot share adequately 
are the sounds of the world that we 
heard during the ceremony and the 
afternoon concert. As Dr. Ronald 
Crutcher, a Miami University mentor 
and friend, noted in his explanation of 
the Chain Link, the West African 
adinkra symbol for unity and human 
relations, throughout the inaugural 
events we enjoyed music from every 
continent. The Anointed Voices of 
Praise and the Mary Baldwin College 
Choir offered inspiring performances of 
Kum Ba Yah, a traditional Japanese 
song, and "Zion's Walls" by Aaron 
Copland. The Friday afternoon concert, 
organized as a gift to Mary Baldwin by 
my beloved friend Srinivas Krishnan, 
was the musical embodiment of the 
Chain Link, as music from the world 
came together in artistic collaboration. 

In my inaugural speech, I summa- 
rized the outlines of our 10-year 
strategic plan: Mary Baldwin College 
2014, Composing Our Future. The plan 
advances a bold vision for the college 
over the next decade, to be realized 
through five strategic initiatives. This 
has truly been a rewarding and compre- 
hensive process, reflecting all parts of 
our community. We will be communi- 
cating with you about the plan. 

Dan and I hope to see you again 
soon, in Staunton or as we continue to 
travel and visit with you throughout 
the country. 


GEORGE GRAVES ggraves@mbc edu 

An Director 

Assistant Editor 


Gena Adams '89 

Alice R Arauio 

Brenda L Bryant 

Jeffrey L Buller 

Lynn Gilliland '80 

George Graves 

Carole Grove 

Diane Kent 

Dawn Medley 

Gretchen Newman 

Lydia J Petersson 

Judith L Shuey 

Frank R. Southerington 

Nancy R Knppel 

Sue McDowell Whitlock '67 

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VWIL Cadets Draw Praise In New York Parade, page 28 

2 Inauguration of President Pamela Fox 

18 McNamee '70 Elected Chair of MBCTrustees 

18 Thomas Piazze Leads Institutional Advancement 

20 Noshua Watson '95 Finds Her Fortune in the Classroom 

21 'Relay for Life' Sets Mark; Raises Nearly $14,500 

22 Mary Baldwin Volunteers Explore Civic Education 

23 Living Shakespeare: Visiting Scholar Encourages Emotion 

24 In Sharper Focus: Former VWIL Cadet Opens Up About Flying and More 
26 Blood and Sweat — Too Hot for Tears? 

29 New Memorial Trees Beautify the Campus 

30 Russell Scholar Promotes Growth in Community Ties 
32 Great Books at Mary Baldwin 

35 Michelle Hess Discovers America (Or Is It the Other Way Around?) 

37 Garlick Makes the Most of His Stages 

37 She's PEG-ged Her Interest 

38 ATrue Scholar-Athlete Hits a Home Run 

40 MBC Sports Highlights 

41 Students Compete in Golden Gloves Boxing 

46 Laughing, Learning Highlight Alumnae/i Weekend 




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Mary Baldwin College Gift Shop 
Alumnae/i News and Class Notes 
Alumnae/i in Action 

On the cover 

A smiling Pamela Fox, Mary Baldwin's 
newly installed ninth president, follows the 
mace-bearing Kenneth W. Keller, college 
marshal and professor of history, out of 
First Presbyterian Church in Staunton at the 
conclusion of her inauguration ceremony. 

Inside Back Cover Bravai Lmdsey Lieberman '04 







Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 



for the ^g es 

By Dawn Medley 

Standing at the pulpit of First Presbyterian Church in the strik- 
ing red robe of her alma mater, the University of Cincinnati, 
President Pamela Fox started to complete the oath of office at 
her April 2 inauguration. 

The hundreds of invited guests, including delegates from nearly 
90 colleges and universities, had a different idea: They congratulat- 
ed her with a spontaneous roar of applause. Fox responded with her 
warm, now-familiar smile. 

The church long associated with the college was filled to capac- 
ity with an audience that also included four former Mary Baldwin 
presidents, trustees of the college, faculty, staff, students, and Fox's 
friends and supporters from Miami University in Ohio — where she 
was a professor, dean and planner during two decades there. 

"I accept the charge to become the ninth president of Mary 
Baldwin College with pride, excitement, and respect," she said 
when the clapping subsided. "I will, to the best of my abilities, 
dedicate myself to the support, encouragement and maturity of 
this college so that its community may be nurtured well in mind, 
body and character." 

The oath was the moment that Fox and many others had antic- 
ipated since her introduction last spring as Mary Baldwin's next 
president, succeeding Cynthia H. Tyson, now president emerita. 

In her inaugural address, Fox reaffirmed her intention to 
help make Mary Baldwin an increasingly distinctive institution. 

"Today's gathering is about more than any individual or 
office," she said. "The core of the legacy we are celebrating 
today is the potency and durability of an idea — the transforma- 
tive power of liberal education and the transformative power of 
women in the world." 

Specifically, Fox said she wants Mary Baldwin to be "national- 
ly recognized as a leader in providing personalized education" that 
features "signature programs" and a deep sense of community. The 
college is "uniquely capable of achieving this vision," she said, 
because it has successful programs such as the Virginia Women's 
Institute for Leadership, the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, 
the Adult Degree Program and the master's programs in 
Shakespeare and in teaching on which to build. 

Fox began to develop a new strategic plan for the college by 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

soliciting suggestions shortly after her 
arrival from everyone connected with 
MBC, including alumnae/i. 

The president's address confirmed 
what Leah Griffith '03, a former Student 
Government Association president and a 
member of the search committee that rec- 
ommended Fox, noticed right away when 
the committee interviewed her: "She gets 
it. She has come to understand what this 
school is about so quickly." 

Students crowded into the church 
balcony for a view of the president they 
have come to know for her impromptu 
conversations to learn more about them 
and the college. 

"It's college history in the making," 
said sophomore Cara Magolda. Junior 
Renee Hewitt agreed: "Being here during 
this ceremony is a story that will stay with 
us after we've graduated from MBC." 

The night before the ceremony, Hewitt 
said Fox took time to sit and talk with 
many students at a special dinner featuring 
international music and cuisine. 

Fox is a pianist and music scholar, 
and her interest in the arts and world cul- 
tures was reflected in the ceremony and 
related events, including an exhibition of 
aboriginal art, theatre performances, and 
a faculty recital. Fireworks capped the 
campus-wide celebration. 

Fox chose the West African adinkra 
symbol of a chain link to represent her 
vision for the college and to unify the cel- 
ebration. The symbol was explained to 
those assembled for the inauguration by 
Ronald Crutcher, Fox's mentor and friend 
at Miami University. Said Crutcher, 
provost and vice president for academic 
affairs at Miami and Wheaton College's 
next president: "The adinkra chain link 
symbol conveys a rich variety of meanings 
related to unity and human relations. 
Symbolizing unity, responsibility, interde- 
pendence, and brotherhood, the linked 
geometric design relates to the concept of 
connection and cooperation." 

Music from Germany, Russia, Japan, 
America, England, Brazil, France, Spain, 
and an African-American spiritual were 
woven into the ceremony. As an extension 
of the musical theme, the afternoon's con- 
cert, "Hands Full of Beauty," 
incorporated dancing, drums, a piano, 
and a saxophone into a performance of 

world music, much of it from India. 

Fox also became the first to wear the 
presidential medallion — a gold-plated 
pendant — and a chain of oak leaves and 
acorns commissioned by the faculty and 
presented as its gift to the college. 

After she was presented with the 
medallion, Fox received greetings from 
dignitaries who included William H. 
Leighty, chief of staff for Virginia 
Governor Mark R. Warner; Carl N. 
Kelley, chair of the State Council of 
Higher Education for Virginia; and G. 
John Avoli, Staunton mayor. 

The president's family offered the 
final greeting. 

"Dr. Fox," said the president's hus- 
band, Dan Layman, grinning when the 
audience broke into laughter at the use of 
his wife's official title. 

"We know the importance of your 
family's support in this endeavor you 
have undertaken, and through the many 
demands you face, we assure you of your 
own family's continuing love and support 
as you meet the needs of your college 
family," he said. 

In her speech before the greetings, 
Fox thanked her parents — who were in 
the audience — and told Layman with 
"there is no way I could carry out this 
role without you at my side." 

Closing the ceremony was mezzo- 
soprano Mari Opatz-Muni, an 
award-winning opera singer and one of 
Fox's close associates at Miami 
University. She sang "A Thing of 
Beauty," a musical benediction written 
for Fox by another Miami colleague, 
Glen Roger Davis, a noted composer, 
arranger, and guitarist. 

Claire "Yum" Lewis Arnold '69, 
chair of the Board of Trustees, said the 
"seriousness of the office of president 
really hit me" when she administered the 
oath to Fox. "The collaborative creation 
of the ceremony made it so complete," 
she said. 

The event involved months of plan- 
ning by the Inauguration Committee led 
by Sara Nair James '69, associate profes- 
sor of art history. James said the most 
rewarding part of organizing the ceremo- 
ny was learning more about Fox. 

Louise Rossett McNamee '70, vice 
chair of the Board of Trustees and chair 

of the Presidential Search Committee, 
was touched by what she said was a 
memorable event: "The inauguration cer- 
emony captured what, I believe, are Dr. 
Fox's special gifts: It was respectful of 
history yet forward looking, it was 
appropriately rich in ceremony yet still 
informal and warm, it recognized indi- 
vidual achievement while celebrating an 
inclusive community." 

"The Board of Trustees is enthusias- 
tic about the strategic plan and looks 
forward to working with Dr. Fox to help 
realize her vision of the college," added 
McNamee, who was elected by the board 
to succeed Arnold as chair. 

Professor of Philosophy Roderic 
Owen, another member of the search 
committee, also appreciated the personal 
touches in the ceremony. "She has gra- 
ciously shared so many facets of her 
professional and personal life with us," 
he said, adding that the ceremony was 
"uniquely hers." 

"Everyone has a sense that this is a 
historic moment," said Tyson. "This was 
a superb presentation of the college that 
reaffirmed the excellence in everything 
we do here." 

Samuel R. Spencer, former MBC 
president who went on to serve as presi- 
dent of Davidson College, said the 
inauguration was "the most original, 
most meaningful ceremony" he had been 
part of in a long time. Spencer, trustee 
and member of the search committee, 
said Fox's speech assured him of her abil- 
ity to lead the college. 

Fox called on the words and wisdom 
of both Tyson and Spencer in her address, 
quoting each of their visions for the college 
as a way of introducing her own. 

Among the MBC alumnae/i present 
was Heline Cortez Harrison '48 — one of 
the college's first international students and 
the wife of L. Randolph Harrison, who 
represented First Presbyterian Church. She 
said the inauguration "provoked much 
thought and pride." 

Ruth Peters Sproul '43, supporter of 
the Hugh B. Sproul Scholarship — estab- 
lished at MBC in memory of her 
husband's father — said the ceremony 
was "refreshing" and beautifully done. "I 
was just imagining that Mary Julia 
Baldwin would have loved it," she said. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

Scenes from the inauguration at First Presbyterian Church, clockwise from top: 
President Pamela Fox, center, with former MBC presidents, from left, William W Kelly, 
Cynthia H Tyson, Virginia L Lester, and Samuel R Spencer Jr.; Claire "Yum" Lewis 
Arnold '69, right, chair, MBC Board of Trustees, who administered the oath of office, and 
President Fox acknowledge applause; the Mary Baldwin College Choir, Dan Layman, 
President Fox's husband, and one of their nieces offer greetings from her family and 
friends; noted mezzo-soprano Man Opatz-Mum, one of President Fox's close associates 
at Miami University, sings "A Thing of Beauty," a musical benediction written for the 
occasion by Glen Roger Davis, another Miami colleague of President Fox's; President 
Fox, with her proud mother, Ruth Fox, and her father, William, in the background; 
Kenneth W. Keller, faculty marshal and professor of history, places the new presidential 
medallion and chain, gifts of the faculty, on President Fox as Lundy H. Pentz, associate 
college marshal and associate professor of biology, looks on, the hundreds of guests, 
including alumnae/i, students, faculty, staff, and official delegates of colleges and univer- 
sities, in the church long associated with Mary Baldwin. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

Inauguration Speech by President Pamela Fox 

Today we celebrate a joy- 
ous and solemn ritual 
that teinforces our sense 
of tradition and community. 
Today's gathering is about more 
than any individual or any 
office. The core of the legacy we 
are celebrating today is the 
potency and durability of an 
idea — the transformative 
power of liberal education and 
the transformative power of 
women in the world. We are 
infused with connectedness to 
this beautiful place, to its mis- 
sion and traditions, to one 
another, and to humanistic val- 
ues. We are forever young, as 
our historic buildings always 
house new students and new 
dreams. We must be selective 
and disciplined as we maintain 
the delicate creative balance 
between openness and skepti- 
cism, between the imperatives of 
thought and service, and 
between tradition and innova- 
tion. We are a work in progress. 

The West African adinkra 
symbol, the Chain Link, conveys 
a rich multilayered message of 
unity and human relations — 
weaving responsibility, interde- 
pendence, and cooperation. It 
respects the individual as a basic 
building block for the collective 
good of the community. 

Our richly connected com- 
munity has many important 
links. I am humbly linked to the 
inspiring leadership of this insti- 
tution — the seminary and the 
college. A visible chain connects 
me to the four Mary Baldwin 
presidents who are here with us 
today. I ask them to stand in 
turn as I call their names: 
Cynthia H. Tyson, Virginia L. 
Lester, William W Kelley, and 
Samuel R. Spencer. Thank you 
for your wisdom in shaping and 
guiding our great college. 
Some of the faculty and 

staff present today have served 
under all of these presidents as a 
dedicated and talented commu- 
nity of support. The people who 
serve this college and her stu- 
dents are without equal in terms 
of diligence, expertise, and cre- 
ativity. The achievements of this 
college are their achievements, 
and I now recognize all of you 
and for your accomplishments in 
service to this great institution. 

We honor our richly diverse 
student body and their connec- 
tion to our community. 

We cherish the principles of 
academic freedom and discipli- 
nary inquiry that forge a 
synergistic spark between stu- 
dent and faculty. We join our 
passionately loyal alumnae, par- 
ents, and friends as lifelong 
partners. We honor our links to 
this First Presbyterian Church, 
which provided the land for our 
first building and has been our 
continuing ally, and to the 
vibrant city of Staunton, of 
which we are proud to be a part. 
These strong links help our 
bonded and purposeful commu- 
nity to still thrive in a highly 
individualistic culture and a 
world of global human conflict. 

In 1967, Dr. Spencer 
answered the question: Which 
comes first — the community or 
the individual? He affirmed: 
"Both must be in equilibrium. 
Society needs persons who 
understand that individual rights 
and community responsibilities 
are neither antithetical nor 
mutually exclusive." 

How have we done this? 
This is another important link 
— tradition and innovation. We 
have changed as the world 
changed around us. On May 10, 
1986, Dr. Tyson captured this 
link eloquently in her inaugural 
address: "Mary Baldwin College 
is a master of adaptability, prac- 

ticality, and courageous risk-tak- 
ing. In this way, it has always 
grasped the present and shaped 
its own future." 

We have placed mission 
before market. Yes, we have 
seized opportunities, and we 
have created opportunities. But 
we ground our innovations in 
the traditions of liberal educa- 
tion for women and the holistic 
integration of mind, body, and 
character. We have, as Igor 
Stravinsky proposed, utilized the 
conscious and deliberate accep- 
tance of tradition not as 
repetition or a habit, but as a liv- 
ing force that animates and 
informs the present. As another 
great composer, Pierre Boulez 
acknowledged: "innovation is 
possible only after the complete 
digestion of the past." 

So when I asked the Mary 
Baldwin community in August 
to engage in a yearlong conver- 
sation about the purposeful 
composition of our future, we 
reaffirmed our values and core 
strengths and explored potential 
new opportunities through this 
combination of tradition and 
innovation, or what I call innov- 
ative tradition. 

A rich counterpoint of voic- 
es resounded. Though 
dissonance was heard and 
respected, clear themes of har- 
monious consensus emerged. 

From this dialogue we have 
fused our timeless and timely 
mission with our entrepreneurial 
spirit to determine how we can 
further distinguish Mary 
Baldwin College. Thus the for- 
mulation of vision — which is 
not a magical or evasive process, 
but rather an idea that resonates 
with power and authenticity, 
that champions the common 
ground of tradition and innova- 
tively transforms it. We seek a 
vision that will inspire individu- 

als and community, and a vision 
that will engender trust: 

Mary Baldwin College will 
be nationally recognized as a 
leader in providing personalized, 
transforming liberal education. 

According to this bold 
vision Mary Baldwin College 
will be a college like no other. It 
will be nationally recognized as 
a model institution because of its 
distinctive, signature programs 
offered through a learning 
community that provides 
personalized, transforming, 
liberal education as a foundation 
for lifelong learning, global citi- 
zenship, and the holistic 
integration of mind, body, and 

We are uniquely capable of 
achieving this vision. Mary 
Baldwin College is distinctive in 
ethos or spirit; we have a signa- 
ture spirit linking the individual 
and the community. 

Mary Baldwin College is 
also distinctive in content. 
Nowhere else is there a program 
like the Virginia Women's Insti- 
tute for Leadership, the only 
all-female cadet corps in the 
world; there is no other program 
enabling gifted young women to 
succeed in college as early as 
age thirteen; there is no 
program like the Master of 
Letters/Master of Fine Arts in 
Shakespeare in Renaissance 
Literature in Performance in 
partnership with Shenandoah 
Shakespeare, the company that 
dared to build the world's only 
recreation of Shakespeare's 
Blackfriars Playhouse; there is 
no Master of Arts in Teaching 
program like ours, grounded in 
the liberal arts with inquiry- 
based faculty and practicing 
teachers in every classroom; and 
for over 25 years our Adult 
Degree Program has set the stan- 
dard in offering personalized 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

opportunity to pursue a 
baccalaureate degree meeting 
individual personal, profes- 
sional, and educational meets. 

Our on-campus program 
for women lias many distinctive 
features — transforming leader 
ship opportunities and unique 
student government and 
organizations, excellent acade- 
mic majors taught by 
distinguished faculty, the lite- 
long vitality ot sisterhood ,}nc\ 
support, the honor and judicial 
systems, the richest and broad- 
est range of diversity of almost 
any institution in the country, 
and unique programs such 
SOAR tor minority women 
and the Quest program for 
spiritual exploration. 

To be a college like no 
other, distinctive in spirit and 
content, known as a national 
model for personalized, trans- 
forming liberal education, we 
propose five strategic initiatives 
to Compose Our Future. 

First, we must unite and 
ennch our community. At Mary 
Baldwin College we welcome 
students of all ages, boast 
distinctive programs, celebrate 
the cultural diversity of our 
campuses, and provide graduate 
and undergraduate education. 
We are a complex and dynamic 
institution and we must rely on 
our values, traditions and 
shared purposes to create 
common ground. We must come 
together as an institution united 
by common conviction to assure 
that Mary Baldwin, as one 
college, exceeds by ever more 
the sum of its parts. In order to 
unite and enrich our community, 
we propose to utilize our 
historic theme of Mind-Body- 
Character as a signature for all 
of Mary Baldwin College. 

Second, we must sharpen 
our focus on academic excel- 
lence. At the heart of the college 
is our culture of academic excel- 
lence. To ensure its evolutionary 
vitality, we must assess our cur- 
riculum and support innovation 
in teaching. In particular we 
must fully engage our best stu- 
dents, ensure our offerings are 

international in scope, and 
encourage and enable faculty 
and student research. 

Third, we must make per 
SOnal transformation our 
priority. We know from experi 
ence that a Mary Baldwin 
( ollege education changes lues 
in a way that goes beyond intel- 
lectual achievement. To make 
this more intensive and inten- 
tional, we will design 
comprehensive and progressive 
experiences. A cluster of signa 
ture experiences will be 
integral to every program we 
offer, including our vision that 
all students will have an inter- 
national experience 

Fourth, to achieve these 
programmatic initiatives, we 
must renew our environment. 
Our physical environment must 
provide a foundation for our 
visions and programmatic initia- 
tives, supporting the individual 
and the spirit of community, 
and. in the near future we will 
complete a comprehensive cam- 
pus master plan. 

Finally, we must fund our 
future. Our aspirations depend 
on resources. It is essential that 
we commit ourselves to a long- 
term plan to acquire, invest and 
manage our assets vviselv. 

The key to achieving all of 
this is again the concept of link- 
age. We will create new 
connections among strong exist- 
ing programs, foster new 
interdisciplinary connections, 
cross long-established organiza- 
tional boundaries to unite 
in-class and out-of-class life, and 
enrich external connections, 
particularly through the rich 
resources of our graduates. 

We must grow and model 
leadership as a transformative 
learning community. As Gandhi 
said: "We must be the change 
we wish to see in the world." 

To conclude, I offer a ver- 
bal image of our future. Our 
future is based on the living 
vitality of our mission and tradi- 
tions. So the compositional 
technique for Composing Our 
Future is one of thematic trans- 
formation, whereby a 

recognized motive is changed, 
expanded, and reharmonized 
but is recognizable throughout, 
gaming strength and growing in 
meaning and beauty. 1 he linking 
motive ot our thematic transfor- 
mation is innovative tradition. 

In each phrase an impor- 
tant part of our mission and 
tradition is stated. As we consid- 
er our mission ot empowering 
education tor women, we 
remember that although there 
are SO percent fewer women's 
colleges today than in I960, we 
are the largest and fastest grow- 
ing in Virginia. In I S42 
education for women was a 
brave agenda ot equal opportu- 
nity. In 2004 we offer not only 
equal but every opportunity for 
women. Women's education is a 
powerful unfinished global 
imperative in the 21st century. 

We live the liberal arts. 
Since the initial philosophy of 
Rufus Bailey, we have promoted 
the quest for self-authorship 
through the holistic exploration 
of mind-body-character leading 

to the richly examined life, 

VX'e have stressed personal 
n ansfi Hiiution since our 
founding. Marv Julia Baldvt in, 
assessed each pupil individual- 
ly tor placement. A centurv 
later, Dean Mai tha < !i afton 
greeted every student by name. 
Alumnae and alumni across 
the centuries agree: "Mary 
Baldwin changed my life." 

As the distinguished time- 
line ot our institution advances, 
our signature identity has 
evolved trom Augusta Female 
Seminary to Marv Baldwin 
Seminary to the junior college 
and seminary to liberal arts col- 
lege to an integrated institution 
in I 968, and then in succession 
with the evolution of our unique 
signature programs for adults, 
young women, teachers, and 
Shakespeare scholars. 

So, in concluding, I otter a 
series of additive phrases 
[below] — beginning with our 
core mission and adding succes- 
sively new phrases until our 
vision is fullv articulated. 





Empowering education for women 

Empowering liberal education for women 

Empowering liberal education for women through 
personalized transformation 

Empowering liberal education for women and men 
through personalized transformation in si gnature programs 

Empowering liberal education for women and men through 
personalized transformation in signature programs 
seiving as a national model 




in the Adinkra spirit of unity and global human relations 

(Not for the present but for eternity) 
Non pro tempore sed aetemitate 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

'The Chain Link conveys Pamela's 

commitments to global citizenship, to her 

philosophy of nurturing the individual while 

creating collaborative communities, and to her 

vision for Mary Baldwin College. 5 

West African Adinkra Symbol: 

The Chain Link 

The following comments at the inauguration ceremony 
were made by Ronald A. Crutcher, provost and vice 
president for academic affairs at Miami University, 
and president-designate of Wbeaton College in 
Norton, Massachusetts. 

The symbol for inauguration of 
Pamela Fox as the ninth president of 
Mary Baldwin College is the Chain 
Link, the West African adinkra sym- 
bol for unity and human relations. I 
would like to offer some context for 
this symbol's meaning to Mary 
Baldwin and to Pamela, whom I 
value as a friend and have supported 
as a mentor. 

Adinkra is the name given to the 
colorful, hand-painted and hand- 
embroidered cloth used for mourning 
by the Akan 

f people of 

Ghana and the 
Cote d'lvoire. 
Stylistic sym- 
bols called 
g adinkra sym- 
| bols are printed 
on these cloths 
to express feel- 
I? ings and to 
convey philo- 

messages to the departed. 

Adinkra constitutes a system of 
verbal and visual imagery. The figura- 
tive and geometric adinkra symbols 
embody poetic messages, proverbs, 
and aphorisms. Some express the leg- 
endary history of the Akan people, 

and others are cultural metaphors 
conveying multilayered meanings and 
profound truths. They provide a 
framework for moral virtues and 
lessons for a good life in epitomizing 
the Akan world view and their quest 
for global truth and righteousness. 
The 80 core adinkra symbols have 
been in use for about 200 years. 

The adinkra Chain Link symbol 
conveys this rich variety of meanings 
related to unity and human relations. 
Symbolizing unity, responsibility, 
interdependence, and brotherhood, 
the linked geometric design relates to 
the concept of connection and coop- 
eration. It relates human beings to 
the links of a chain, where the inter- 
dependence of each person (a link), 
determines the success of the com- 
munity (the chain). The individual is 
an important link in society, a basic 
building block, for the collective 
good of the community. This orga- 
nized association of individuals is 
good for the collective as well as 

The Chain Link conveys Pamela's 
commitments to global citizenship, to 
her philosophy of nurturing the indi- 
vidual while creating collaborative 
communities, and to her vision for 
Mary Baldwin College. 

Oath of Office 

Administered to Pamela Fox by 
Claire Lewis Arnold, chair of the 
Mary Baldwin Board of Trustees 

CHAIR: Dr. Fox, as the president of 
Mary Baldwin College, do you pledge 
to honor its traditions and encourage 
its creativity? 

PRESIDENT: I do. I pledge to further 
the college's mission of providing a 
transforming liberal arts education 
that prepares students for a lifetime of 

CFIAIR: Are you committed to 
fostering an empowering, inclusive 
educational environment? 

PRESIDENT: I am. I pledge to stress 
the value of individuals for their 
contributions to the community as a 
whole. I will encourage leadership 
among students, faculty and staff and 
promote multicultural education that 
draws on the originality and courage 
of this institution. 

CHAIR: Will you strive to connect the 
college with the larger community? 

PRESIDENT: I will. I pledge to seek 
out partnerships with other private 
and public institutions to position 
Mary Baldwin as an active participant 
in the arena of higher education. I will 
strengthen students' preparation for 
global citizenship through outreach 
and community service learning. 

CHAIR: Then, by virtue of my author- 
ity as chair of the Board of Trustees on 
this second day of April 2004 and in 
the 162nd year of this institution, I 
formally declare you installed as the 
president of Mary Baldwin College 
with all the rights, privileges and 
responsibilities it carries. 

PRESmENT: I accept the charge to 
become the ninth president of Mary 
Baldwin College with pride, excite- 
ment and respect. I will, to the best of 
my abilities, dedicate myself to the 
support, encouragement and maturity 
of this college so that its community 
may be nurtured well in mind, body 
and character. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

A Sonnet for Mary Baldwin College 

By Dr. Sarah Kennedy 

September, and the 
the Queen Anne's lace: joannas at ner poems, 
Nakita's reading French. The foliage burns, 
and Sherry, under her midnight lamp, tracks 

the histories of human population. 

Evening windows, where the women gather 

(the hour comes earlier and earlier), 

show ancient hills behind the young reflections. 

Then winter's gone, the Blue Ridge dark with dame's 

rocket, a flower once cultivated, now 

blossoming in woods and city yards. New 

robes are pressed. The wild azaleas flame. 

Then May arrives and one more year's brought round 
to summer's brilliances in leaf and bloom. 

About Sarah Kennedy 

Sarah Kennedy, assistant profes- 
sor of 
holds a 
master of 
fine arts 
degree in 

University and a doctorate in 
Renaissance poetry from Purdue 
University. Her poetry hooks 
have won the Cleveland State 
University Press and Elixir Press 
awards, and her poems have 
earned awards from The Florida 
Review and The Nebraska 
Review. Kennedy is the author 
of several books of poems and 
the co-editor of an anthology of 
Virginia poets. Her book of 
poems, Consider the Lilies, will 
be published this fall. 

The Author on Her Sonnet 

The idea for this sonnet came to me rather 
unexpectedly after Sara Nair James, chair of 
the Inauguration Committee, and I discussed 
the search for an emblem to commemorate 
our new president. We talked about Mary 
Baldwin College's dedication to the traditions 
of academic excellence and to innovation. 

I am also the chair of the Honor 
Scholars Committee and have the opportu- 
nity to see many student applications for 

honors work in regular courses, so exam- 
ples of student inquiry were in my 
thoughts as well. 

I had never written a poem about 
Mary Baldwin before, but, as I thought 
about it, a loose sonnet form seemed right: 
Traditional but not weighted with exact 
one-syllable rhymes. 

The poem follows the sequence of the 
academic year, beginning in the early fall and 

ending in the spring, with a glance toward 
the summer. I wanted to end with that look 
ahead. It's what we do at graduation time — 
think seriously about what the year's work 
will bring to fruition in the months to come. 
It also compresses into a year what the 
intellectual life ideally accomplishes. It gives 
us the tools to make every year a process of 
enrichment of ourselves and the communities 
to which we belong. 

The Inauguration Committee 

Dr. Sara Nair James '69, associate professor of art history, chair 
l RISTA R. Cabi , associate vice president for institutional advancement 
Andri \ G. Cornett-Scott, dean of 'African-American 

and multicultural affairs 
Sharon G. Campbell, director of auxiliary services and physical plant 
Linda Dolly HammaCK '62, member. Board of Trustees 
Anne M. Holland '88, senior director of alumnae/i projects 

Catherine Ferris McPherson ' 78, associate professor 
of business administration. Adult Degree Program 
Dr. Roderic L. Owen, professor of 'philosophy 
Dr. Lundy H. Pentz, associate professor of biology 
Anne Roberts, director of special events 
Victoria A. TenBroeck '05, president-elect, 
Student Government Association 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

Inauguration Prayer 

Mary Baldwin's chaplain, Patricia Hunt, composed the following 
prayer and read it at the inauguration of President Pamela Fox. 

Our Gracious God, 

We are deeply grateful that we are a part of this Mary Baldwin band of 
seekers and creators and thinkers and detectives 

and musicians and writers and composers and artists 
and lovers of investigating our shining blue orb spinning 
through space. 

We come to ask your blessing on this same bit of beautiful and holy 

ground that Mary Julia Baldwin (and how many others?) implored 
you to bless. 

Now it is our turn. 

It is Pamela Fox's turn. 

We do not know what the future holds, 

but we pray she and we can face it with courage. 
May we live neither cringing in fear on the one hand 

or clinging to shallow optimism on the other 
but embracing hope born of a deep and abiding faith in your goodness 

and good will 

toward us and all creation. 

Give us a vision of our place in your purpose 

so in seasons when nothing seems to go right 

we can have assurance that comes from believing that the world needs our 
gifts and our labors are not in vain. 

In this era when the word accountability seems to be on everyone's lips, 
don't let our life together become some grim forced march 
of duty and responsibility. 

Give us an attitude of joy. 

Even when we don't like each other very much and are tempted to view 
others as if they were felons in a court where we are the 
presiding judge, 

may we still find each other mysterious and astonishing creatures who 
bear your imprint. 

May there be many, many days when we are simply happy to be here. 

Thank you for bringing us Pamela Fox; we are indeed fortunate. 

May we go forth with confidence that there are new songs to be sung, 
fresh discoveries to be made, 
rich experiences coming our way. 

Let your favor be upon us and prosper the work of our hands. 


Presidential Medallion 
and Chain of Office 

Mary Baldwin's presidential medallion and chain 
of office are gifts from the faculty to the college 
on the occasion of the inauguration of President 
Pamela Fox. 

The medallion is patterned after the college's 
1992 sesquicentennial medal. Designed by the same 
artist, R. Daniel Booton of Gum Spring, Virginia, 
the medallion features the college crest on one side 
and a profile of the Administration Building, com- 
plete with the cast-iron dogs Ham and Jam, on the 
other. Appearing with the crest are the dates of the 
establishment of Augusta Female Seminary and the 
seminary's elevation to college status, and the col- 
lege's motto "Non Pro Tempore, Sed Aeternitate" 
(Not for Time, but for Eternity). 

The chain, also designed by Booton, depicts 
oak leaves linked with acorns, symbols associat- 
ed with the college that convey courage, truth, 
and strength. 

During the past 30 years, Booton and his wife, 
Mary, have made many medallions and other items 
for Virginia colleges and universities, including a 
presidential medallion for Virginia Commonwealth 
University, a sesquicentennial medallion for the 
Virginia Military Institute, and a bust of former sec- 
retary of state and Nobel Peace Prize winner 
George C. Marshall for top donors to the founda- 
tion established in his memory. 

The Bootons' commissions for unique presiden- 
tial medallions have increased in recent years, 
reviving a tradition that originated in ancient times, 
when public officials and others who had authority 
over property marked official documents with a per- 
sonal seal. By the 10th century, these seals had 
become very large — the one King John used to seal 
the Magna Carta was more than 3 inches in diame- 
ter, and heavy. It became customary to wear the 
seals on a chain around the neck. Norman nobility 
were among the first to convert the chain into a cer- 
emonial symbol of office. By the Renaissance, chains 
were worn by all sorts of civic officials such as the 
Lord Mayor of London and never died out com- 
pletely in the civic arena. 

Mary Baldwin's president will wear the 
medallion of office on formal occasions. It will be 
displayed on campus when not in use. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

Editorial, April 7, 2004, in The News Leader, Staunton 

Inauguration Was a Breath of Fresh Air 

Dr. Pamela Fox has been president of Mary Baldwin College 
in all but full title since 2003, so last week's inauguration 
was really only the festive icing on a cake that's been baking 
for quite a while. Thus, if our congratulations to Fox seem 
somewhat muted — like fireworks on a rainy, chilly night — 
we hope she will understand that it is only because we are 
already accustomed to knowing her in her role as a leader in 
both the community and at Mary Baldwin. 

That said, we must acknowledge that Fox took on her 
official role as president of the college in an inaugural cere- 
mony that rivaled all but some of Staunton's historically 
legendary events in both style and substance. 

The style evidenced — from Fox's adoption of an 
African symbol of unity to embody her goals and leadership 
philosophy to the diverse multicultural musical offerings at 
her inauguration to the new president's embrace of the entire 
Staunton community — was a breath of fresh air. 

The substance — viewed from the perspective of a full 
year in office for Fox, in spirit if not in full title — is living 
proof that the newest president of Mary Baldwin College is 
dedicated to leading the college to new heights during her 

This is not meant to downplay the contributions of any 
of Fox's predecessors or to imply they were somehow lack- 
ing; it's not. But Fox's leadership style and world view are 
obviously such a quantum leap forward for Mary Baldwin 
that it augurs well for the college, Staunton and community 
in general. We are all — individually and together — evolv- 
ing. Dr. Fox's joyful and spirited taking of the reins last 
week is proof that evolution can be both fun and stylish as 
well as a necessary step toward perfection. 
Reprinted with permission. 



Inauguration fireworks on 
Cannon Hill, April 2, 2004 



Global Rhythms: 

Have Beat, Will Travel 

By Dawn Medley 

Captivated from the first jingle of tiny bells tied 
around dancers' ankles, the audience at 
"Hands Full of Beauty," a concert of world 
music by Global Rhythms, slipped under the charms 
of a distant culture. 

Srinivas Krishnan, artistic director of Global 
Rhythms, and other performers evoked the power of 
the human hand during the concert in celebration of 
President Pamela Fox's inauguration. 

"I thought it was amazing," said senior Lindsey 
Lieberman. "I hope we can get more people like this 
visiting the college and the city. I think it's something 
every student should have the chance to experience." 

The ensemble — which has a revolving cast of 
musicians — has performed around the country. 

"It's about making music very real," said 
Krishnan, a native of India and artist in residence at 
the Center for American and World Cultures at 
Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. 

The concert began with a traditional Indian dance 
called Odissi performed by sisters Laboni, Shibani and 
Shalani Patnaik. The young women have performed 
the dance — which involves intricate hand and finger 
movements and bells tied to their ankles and wrists — 
while on tours with Madonna and Ravi Shankar. 

A pianist, saxophonist and several hand percus- 
sionists — many of whom are graduates or students 
from Miami University's School of Fine Arts — com- 
bined for a hypnotic chant and instrumental piece. 
Drum solos by Krishnan, Patrick Hernly, Satish 

Pathakota, and percussion prodigy Kiran Pathakota, a 
master of the two-headed drum called the mridan- 
gam, rolled the performance to a heart-pumping 

The percussionists rapidly alternated solos on var- 
ious drums: the ghatam, a clay pot from southern 
India; the kanjira, an instrument made from the skin 
of an iguana; the tabla, an instrument from northern 
India; and the steel pan, a Caribbean drum with a 
metallic sound. 

"It was a beautiful statement of the president's 
vision, of her encouragement of the school to open up 
and embrace things outside our immediate environ- 
ment," said Alice Araujo, associate professor of 
communication and a native of Brazil. 

Krishnan's association with Miami University, 
where Fox was a professor of music and dean of the 
School of Fine Arts, began when he was a student in 
the mid-1980s. Fox encouraged the development of 
Global Rhythms, which has grown from an ensemble 
of four people to more than 120 musicians and 
dancers from around the globe. 

"She was the center of initiation for our pro- 
jects," Krishnan said of Fox. "She allowed the world 
to be part of students' everyday life by bringing cul- 
tural music and cultural appreciation to the school." 

"Every time we come together like this, it is 
another adventure," he said. "The music and your 
appreciation of it sends ripples of understanding all 
around the world." 

Above and upper left, the Patnaik sisters 
perform traditional Indian dance. At upper right, 
Srinivas Krishnan, center, artistic director of 
Global Rhythms, plays percussion with prodigy 
Kiran Pathakota, a student from India, left, and 
Patrick Hernly, graduate student at Indiana 
University. In photo at left, Sathish Pathakota, 
expert in ethnic hand percussion, performs with 
saxophonist Carrie DeCarolis, also an Indiana 
University graduate student. 

allege Magazine 

Official Greetings for President Fox 

I bring you greetings from 
the governor and the 
Commonwealth of 
Virginia. This common- 
wealth has a long history 
of fine educational institu- 
tions stretching back over 
300 years, both public and private institu- 
tions. We are pleased to celebrate with 
you today the inauguration of Dr. Pamela 
Fox as your ninth president, and the gov- 
ernor sends his warmest greetings and best 
wishes to President Fox and the entire col- 
lege community. 
— The Honorable William H. Leighty, 
chief of staff for Governor Mark R. Warner 

As chairman of the State Council of 
Higher Education for Virginia, the coordi- 
nating board for the public institutions of 
higher education in Virginia, I bring greet- 
ings to Dr. Pamela Fox on the occasion of 
her inauguration. The 16 institutions of 
SCHEV send congratula- 
tions to Mary Baldwin 
College and wish Dr. Fox a 
successful and productive 
tenure as president. The 
council also looks forward 
to having Dr. Fox partici- 
pate in the Private College 
Advisory Board to explore ways in which 
the public and private institutions can 
work together to advance Virginia higher 

— Dr. Carl N. Kelly, chairman, 
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia 

It is an honor for me to be here today to 
represent the citizens of the City of 
Staunton. On their behalf, I want to wel- 
come all of you from distant places to 
our city. We hope you will be able to 
enjoy our hospitality for a few days, or 
i — 1 that you will soon find 

»k your way back for a 
longer visit. On behalf of 
the people of Staunton, I 
also want to express our 
pride at being the home of 
— ' a truly outstanding educa- 
tional institution like Mary Baldwin 
College, and to extend a particularly 
warm welcome and congratulations to 
Dr. Pamela Fox. 

— G. John AVOLI, mayor of Staunton 

M. N: 1>. 

On behalf of the Session and congregation 
of First Presbyterian — the church in 
whose manse President Woodrow Wilson 
was born, the church of visionary educa- 
tor Mary Julia Baldwin, and the church 
attended by Mary Baldwin presidents and 
the college community throughout the 

years, I welcome all the 
participants of this his- 
toric presidential 
inauguration and pledge 
to Dr. Pamela Fox, her 
administration, the fac- 
ulty, staff, and student 
bodies our enthusiastic encouragement, 
fervent prayers, and hearty best wishes. 
Under her inspired guidance and direction 
may the college continue to break new 
ground in the fields of education and lead- 
ership and cultivate the skills and wisdom 
of her alumnae and alumni. 

— The Rev. Dr. L. Randolph Harrison 

President Fox, I bring you greetings 
from the faculty and staff of Mary 
Baldwin College. Langston Hughes, in a 
poem titled "Daybreak in Alabama," 
writes, "When I get to be a composer / 
I'm gone write me some music about . . . / 
black and white black white black people 
/ and I'm gone put white hands / And 
black hands and brown and yellow hands 
/ And red clay hands in it." We have our 
composer, and, like Hughes's composer, 
you will need to harmonize many differ- 
ent hands. We already 
admire and appreciate 
your energy and com- 
mitment as you have 
begun that orchestra- 
tion. We look forward 
to a productive, open, 
and cooperative music, 
and, at this daybreak of our new presiden- 
cy, we pledge to lend our hands and our 
heads and our hearts as instruments for a 
Mary Baldwin hymn that will swell and 
beckon in wisdom, beauty, and learning 
from these hills and halls. Welcome. 

— Dr. Robert Grotjohn, 
associate professor of English and 
chairman of division coordinators 

On behalf of the student 
body of Mary Baldwin 
College, I welcome Dr. 
Fox to the long line of 
distinguished presidents 
of Mary Baldwin College. 
Our student body enthu- 
siastically supports Dr. Fox's forward 
thinking and leadership. Dr. Fox, on 
behalf of the student body, I welcome you 
to our Mary Baldwin family. 

— Sarah Gooch '04, president, 
Student Government Association 

It is an honor to represent over 11,000 
alumnae and alumni of Mary Baldwin 
College. On their behalf I want to 
express my sincere best wishes to you as 
our ninth president. We 
already know that you 
share a love for our col- 
lege. We look forward 
to your leadership as 
the objectives of innov- 
ative traditions, 
empowered, inclusive community, and 
dynamic linkages are developed and put 
in place. It is an exciting time to be at 
Mary Baldwin College! Welcome and 
congratulations, Dr. Fox. 

— Dr. Sue McDowell Whitlock, 
president, Alumnae/i Association 

We know the importance of your family's 
support in this endeavor you have under- 
taken, and through the 
many demands you 
face, we assure you of 
your own family's con- 
tinuing love and 
support as you meet the 
needs of your college 
— Husband Dan Layman, nieces Rachel 
and Megan Bright 

View the Inauguration 

See the inauguration ceremony of 
President Pamela Fox on videotape or 
DVD. Send $15, covering the cost as well 
as shipping and handling, to Office of 
Alumnae/i Activities, Mary Baldwin 
College, Staunton, VA 24401. Payment 
may be made by cash, money order, 
check (payable to Mary Baldwin College), 
or credit card (Visa or Master Card; please 
include card number and expiration date). 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

Colleges and Universities Sending Greetings 

Agnes Scott ( ollege 

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Bucknell Universit) 

Cabrini College 

California State University, Los Angeles 

I arthage College 

Central Virginia Community College 

Centre College 

Colby College 

Colgate University 

College of Mount Saint Vincent 

College of New Rochelle 

College of Saint Benedict 

College of Saint Elizabeth 

College of Santa Fe 

College of William and Mary 

College of Wooster 

Christian Brothers University 

Dartmouth College 

Davidson College 

Denison University 

DePauvv University 

Dickinson College 

Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts 

Drury University 

Eastern Mennonite Universit) 

Eastern Virginia Medical School 

Ferris State University 

Fitchburg State College 

Frostburg State University 

Gettysburg College 

Grinnell College 

Grove City College 

Guilford College 

Hampden-Sydney College 

Harvard University 

Hastings College 

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Hobart and William Smith C olleges 

Hope College 

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I aw ren( i I niversit) 

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1 ycoming College 

Lynchburg College 

Lyon College 

Macalester College 

McDaniel College 

Meredith College 

Metropolitan State University 

Millikin University 

Moore College of Art and Design 

Mount St. Mary's College and Seminary 

Mountain Empire Community College 

Muhlenberg College 

Nebraska Wesleyan Universit ) 

New York University 

Ohio Northern University 

Old Dominion University 

Pitzer College 

Point Loma Nazarene University 

Pomona College 

Purchase College 

Queens University of Charlotte 

Quincy University 

Randolph-Macon College 

Randolph-Macon Woman's College 

Regent University 

Ripon College 

Saint Augustine's College 

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College 

St. Mary's College of Maryland 

St. Norbert College 

St. Olaf College 

Saint Paul's College 

San Jose State University 

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Simpson College 

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Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

Delegates of Colleges and Universities 


Dr. Joseph S. Galeski 111 alu 


Dr. Barbara A. Watkinson, 

interim dean. Faculty of Arts and Sciences 

Dr. Elizabeth Goad Oliver, professor 
and head of Department of Accounting 

Judith Payne Grey, alumna 

Sherri Burkholder Fosdick, alumna 

Dr. Walter M. Bortz HI, president 

Charles Downs, alumnus 

Lallan Pond, alumna 

Jane Mills Testerman, alumna 

William H. Dickey Jr., alumnus 

Michael P. Amato, alumnus 

Mary Jo Burke, alumna 

Stephany Morgan, alumna 

Dr. Rosina Bolen, assistant professor of biology 


Dr. Joseph T. Urell vice provost, 

associate vice president for academic affairs 


Lois Peterson Johnson, alumna 

Linda Beth Goldstein, alumna 

Barbara Sanders, alumna 

John A. Blackburn, dean of admission 


The Reverend John D. Lane, alumnus 


The Honorable William Daniel Heatwole, alumnus 

Deborah McWee, alumna 


Michael J. Rapier, alumnus, Mary Baldwin 

Dr. Mimi Milner Ehud, alumna 

The Reverend Caroline Price-Gibson, alumn 

(Listed in Order of Founding) 






Edwin Jaenke, alumnus 


Dr. Timothy D. Spencer, alumnus 


Dr. Sarah A. Nunneley, alumna 


Lessie Arnold, alumna 


Dr. Craven Williams, president 


Dr. V. Shamin Slisson, alumna 


Dr. Kenneth Beak, alumnus 


Dr. Wayne McWee, dean. College of Business and Economics 


General J. H. Binford Peay III, superintendent 


Dr. Wayne Markert, acting president 


Bonnie M. Holm, alumna 


Karen Fletcher Asher, alumna 


Dr. Thomas Elisha Strong, alumnus 


Dr. Linda Crouch Lightsey, alumna 


Craig Bar-field, vice president for finance and administration 


CarlE. Tarpleyjr., alumnus 


Michael B. Tusing, alumnus 


Cynthia C. Reed, alumna 


Richard M. Roberds. alumnus 


Pamela K. Luecke, alumna, former trustee 


Dr. Dennis W. Barnes, alumnus 


Karen Russi Wright, alumna 


Dr. Eileen Ternove Hinks, alumna 


Orlean Rynhart Holsinger, alumna 


Holly Taliaferro Bailey, alumna 



John G Rocovich Jr., rector, Board of Visitors 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

i i)l I I i,l Ol NOTRI DAM! I >] MARY] \ND 
Patricia A, Ridenour, alumna 

£)r Timothy C. lacobson, alumnus 

Dr. /ami ■ udent 

[UNIA1 \( O) i i i,i 
M. Gail Mann, alumna 


Dr. Robert B. Andersen, associate dean for academi 


H Ridgely, treasurer and controller 

Dr. Ellen Steward Pentz, alumna 

r\i\ i rsi ryoi i exas 

Nelson Sanchez, alu 

Beth Colmery, Esquire, alumna 


Warren Dickert, director of alumni development 


Mary Montis Gibbs, alumna 

Patrieia Sullivan Greene, alumna 


Elaine Elder McCarrick, alumna 

Margaret Dietz Henderson, alumna 

Jeffrey E A. Shuey, alumnus 

Vant i Murray, alumna 

H. Ross Arnold III. trustee 

• I 






s\\l l 1 BRIAR! i ill l i ,1 
Dr. Jonathan Green, acting 


Marsha Mays Bernard, dir. Health I 

llll SAG! COLI H,i s [916 

Dr. Cheryl Nystrom, alumna 

Dr. Loren E. Swartzendruber, president 

[MM \i II \l.\ UNIVERSITY 1920 

S/,^ itl Ann Winner, alumna 


/ < oats, alumnus 

Ambrosejones III. ( /' I 


fohn Rannie, alumnus 


Layne Warren, manager of application support services 


Dr. James R. Perkins, president 


Dr. Joyce A. Cross, vice president 

for financial and administrative services 


Dr. Marshall U Smith, president 


U endy Poelnitz, director. Development and Foundation < > 


Dr. Frank Friedman, president 

Dr. Carol Seavor. president 


Delegates of Associations and Learned Societies 


Gary Luhr, executive director 

Robert B. Lambeth Jr., president 


Dr. Lewis G. John, professor of politics. Washington and Lee I < 


Dr. William U" Kelly, farmer president, Man Baldwin College 

Edward G. Moore, president 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 


McNamee '70 Elected Chair Of MBC Trustees 

The Mary Baldwin College Board of 
Trustees has elected Louise Rossett 
McNamee '70 its chair to succeed 
Claire "Yum" Lewis Arnold '69. The 
board has chosen other offi- 
cers and has selected three 
new members: a decorated 
veteran of the Gulf War, a 
corporate executive, and an 
educator who has special- 
ized in gifted students. 

McNamee, who has 
been vice chair and headed 
the search committee that 
recommended Pamela Fox as MBC's 
president, is a much-honored advertis- 
ing pioneer and a partner in Messner 
Berger McNamee Schmetterer Euro 
RSCG. A trustee since 1989, she 
earned a B.A. in English. She lives in 
New York City and London, England. 

While a student, McNamee was 
on the Honors List, received the 
Marshall Moore Brice Prize for one of 
her poems, was editor of the literary 
magazine, received the Benn 
Memorial Scholarship for Creative 
Writing and the Cynthia Anna 
Durham Award, and was a part of 
Reader's Theatre. 

As an alumna, McNamee has 
been a visiting CEO, received the 
MBC Career Achievement Award, 
and was a Smyth Leadership Lecturer. 
She was the graduation speaker twice 
— in 1985 and this spring. The recipi- 
ent of virtually every major award in 
advertising, she was named by the 
Virginia Foundation of Independent 
Colleges an outstanding alumna. 

Elizabeth "Betsy" Newman 
Mason '69, senior director of sales for 
Advantis in Norfolk, Virginia, where 
she lives, was chosen vice chair, and 
Cynthia Luck Haw '79 of Richmond, 
former teacher and a board member 
since 1998, was re-elected secretary. 

The following are new trustees: 
Tracey L. Cones '82 of Fairfax, 
Virginia, earned a B.A. in psychology. 
While at Mary Baldwin, she was the 
first African-American on 
the tennis team and was in 
ROTC. She commissioned 
into the U.S. Army as a sec- 
ond lieutenant. During a 
decade as a transportation 
and logistics officer, she 
served in Germany and led 
235 soldiers in Operations 
Desert Shield and Desert 
Storm in Kuwait. She received the 
Bronze Star, the National Defense 
Medal, the Army Commendation 
Medal, and the Overseas Ribbon. 
Cones also taught Army ROTC at 
Hampton University. She works with 
the National Museum of Natural 
History, part of The Smithsonian 
Institution, in Washington, D.C. 
Jane Harding Miller '76 of 
Larchmont, New York, managing 
director for General Re Corporate 
Finance Inc. in New York City, earned 
a B.A. in history and has a law degree 
from the University of Virginia. Miller 
has been a member of the Advisory 
Board of Visitors at Mary Baldwin. 

Sue McDowell Whitlock '67, an 
English major, is a former teacher 
and a former supervisor of gifted 
education for the Upper Dublin 
school district in Pennsylvania. 
Whitlock, of Lansdale, Pennsyl- 
vania, is completing a term as 
president of the Mary Baldwin 
Alumnae/i Association. She earned 
an M.Ed, and an Ed.D. from 
Temple University and a Superinten- 
dent's Letter of Eligibility from 
Arcadia University. She is a recipient 
of the 1988 National Association 
for Gifted Children John C. Gowan 
Graduate Student Award. 


Thomas E. Piazze Jr. 

Thomas Piazze Leads 
Institutional Advancement 

Thomas E. 
Piazze Jr., who 
was associate 
vice president 
for develop- 
ment at James 
University, is 
now Mary 
Baldwin's vice 
president for 
institutional advancement. A 
retired lieutenant colonel in the U. 
S. Army and a West Point gradu- 
ate, he began in his new position 
April 19. 

Piazze's primary responsibility 
will be to help Mary Baldwin 
College fulfill its mission and 
attain its strategic goals by build- 
ing strong relationships with the 
college's constituents. He will over- 
see staff in college relations, 
alumnae/i activities, fundraising, 
and advancement services. 

At JMU, where he was also 
interim vice president for university 
advancement, Piazze helped plan 
and initiate the school's first com- 
prehensive capital campaign. He led 
university advancement efforts in 
development; alumni, parent, and 
community relations; and market- 
ing and communication. Earlier, as 
director of corporate and founda- 
tion relations at the Wharton 
School at the University of 
Pennsylvania, he helped triple 
annual contributions. 

"Mary Baldwin College is 
indeed fortunate to welcome Tom 
Piazze," said MBC President 
Pamela Fox. "His breadth and 
depth of experience in fundraising 
and college relations will help 
Mary Baldwin realize its aspira- 
tional visions of national 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

Piazze earned a master's degree at 
the Naval Postgraduate School in 
Monterey, California. He returned to 
the United States Military Academy in 
1989 to teach before retiring from the 
Army in 1993. He played a large role 
in fundraising for the academy's 
Association of Graduates as a class 
giving officer and a major gifts officer. 

Piazze said his transition to a 
mostly female institution will not be 
difficult. "Three of the most impor- 
tant and influential people in my life 
are women — my mother, my wife, 
and my daughter," Piazze said. 
"Through them, I have witnessed the 
generational change of women m our 
society as well as the ever-growing 
importance of women in positions of 
leadership in business, the military, 
and government. This is a positive 
change, and I want to contribute to its 

Piazze lives in Elkton, Virginia, 
with his wife, Donna. They have a 
daughter, a former communications 
officer for the Army who lives in 
Texas, and a son serving in the Army 
in the 24th Mechanized Infantry 
Division at Fort Riley, Kansas. 

VWIL Cadet Wins 
Prestigious Scholarship 

By Morgan Alberts Smith '99 

Mei-Ling Fye, a rising senior and a 
cadet in the Virginia Women's 
Institute for Leadership, is one of just 
four college students in America to be 
awarded an Olmsted Scholarship to 
study abroad this summer. 

The grant, made to Resen e 
Officer Training Corps students 
through the Olmsted Foundation 
Cadet Overseas Travel Program, helps 
future Army officers better understand 
a foreign language and culture. Fye, 
from Alexandria, Virginia, will be in 
Japan. Her topic: "Hiroshima and 
Nagasaki: Justified Acts of War or 
Violations of Noncombatant 

Rights?" She will visit the two cities, 
which were demolished by atomic 
bombs in World War II. While in 
Hiroshima, she will talk with a sur- 

To be eligible for the program, 
Fye needed to be proficient in foreign 
languages and demonstrate strong 
leadership capabilities. She speaks 
Japanese, Chinese, and Spanish. Fye 
has been one of the top VWIL 
cadets. She was selected to attend 
airborne school last August and 
earned the Army parachute badge. 

Fye, an Asian Studies major with 
minors in music and leadership stud- 
ies, was elected to the Freshman 
Leadership Training Committee and 
to the Mary Baldwin College Honor 
Council in her sophomore year. She 
was re-elected to the Honor Council 
in her junior year. Fye is a member of 
the soccer team, an avid pianist, 
drum major of the VWIL Marching 
Band, president of the college's chap- 
ter of the national leadership society 
Omicron Delta Kappa, and will be 
first captain, the highest position in 
VWIL, in the coming academic year. 

"She is the outstanding young 
man or woman I have observed in 
my 28 years as commander in the 
U.S. Army, three years as program 
manager in industry or for the past 
12 years as the commandant of VMI 
and now of VWIL," said Brig. Gen. 
N. Michael Bissell. 

Graduate Receives 
'Scholarship for Peace' 

By Morgan Alberts Smith '99 

Lin Lin Aung, a native of Burma and 
a much-honored 2003 graduate of 
Mary Baldwin, has been awarded the 
Pedro Arrupe, S. J. Scholarship for 
Peace — $32,630 toward tuition, 
fees, room and board — to pursue 
studies at Georgetown University in 
the coming academic year. 

The scholarship is named for a 

Spanish Jesuit priest (Society of 
Jesus) who witnessed the atomic 
bombing of Hiroshima and assisted 
the injured and dying. It was estab- 
lished by Richard and Elizabeth 
Moley to enable international stu- 
dents with financial need, especially 
those from areas of the world facing 
social conflict, to attend 

Aung intends to earn a master's 
degree specializing in international 
development, particularly in 
Southeast Asia, at Georgetown's 
Walsh School of Foreign Service. The 
two-year program prepares students 
for leadership in international affairs. 

"I couldn't have achieved this 
scholarship if I hadn't gone to Mary 
Baldwin College," said Aung. "MBC 
really gave me a chance to develop 
my leadership skills and helped me 
prepare to excel in the world 
beyond college life." 

Aung also has been awarded a 
scholarship from Prospect Burma in 
the United Kingdom, established by 
Aung San Sui Kyi, Burma's 1991 
Nobel peace laureate and leader of 
its democracy movement. She has 
long been under house arrest in 
Burma. Prospect Burma aims to cre- 
ate a cadre of highly educated 
Burmese to rebuild civil society in 

An economics and Asian studies 
major at MBC, Aung received the 
Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award 
recognizing unselfish service, noble 
character, and spiritual qualities. 
She also received the accompanying 
Mary Keith Fitzroy Award. Elected 
to Phi Beta Kappa, she was presi- 
dent of Cosmos International. As a 
student she was interviewed by 
Voice of America, spoke at the 
United Nations, and lobbied in 
Washington, D.C. As an intern with 
at the UN, she researched its pro- 
grams in Burma. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

MBC Students Win 
'Psychology Jeopardy' 

By Morgan Alberts Smith '99 

Two Man- Baldwin College psycholo- 
gy majors, Stephanie Shelor and 
Celeste Tidrick, staged a come-from- 
behind win in the "Psychology 
Jeopardy" game that closed the 
Carolinas Psychology Conference in 
April. The game, based on the popu- 
lar television program "Jeopardy," is 
a high-pressure, general-knowledge 
quiz covering a wide variety of topics 
in psychology. 

The students brought home a 
trophy to be displayed in Pearce 
Science Center. Mary Baldwin's name 
will be engraved on another trophy to 
be displayed at future conferences. 
Both students won one-year member- 
ships in both the American 
Psychological Association and the 
American Psychological Society. Last 
year's winner was Duke University. 

The Carolinas Psychology 
Conference is a Southeastern regional 
meeting of undergraduate students in 
psychology and related fields. It is co- 
sponsored by North Carolina State 
University and Meredith College in 
Raleigh, North Carolina. 

From Mary Baldwin, 14 senior 
psychology majors, one senior biolo- 
gy major, two junior psychology 
majors, and four psychology faculty 
made the trip to Raleigh, where seven 
MBC senior theses were presented. 
"Our students, both in appearance 
and behavior, presented themselves in 
a more professional light than did 
many of their peers from other insti- 
tutions," said John Kibler, professor 
of psychology. 

Shelor, of Meadows of Dan, 
Virginia, has been on the MBC 
Honors List, was Most Dedicated 
Player of the volleyball team in 
2003, and was named a scholar- 
athlete. She was inducted into Phi 
Beta Kappa in May. 

Tidrick, also inducted into Phi 
Beta Kappa, has been an Honor 
Scholar all four years at Mary 
Baldwin. From Warren, Pennsylvania, 
she was named to Alpha Lambda 
Delta, the honor society for freshmen. 

Noshua Watson '95 Finds Her Fortune in the Classroom 

By George Graves 

Noshua Watson '95 is going back to 
school — yet again. 

That's what she did this past acad- 
emic year, taking a leave from her 
high-profile job as a reporter for 
Fortune, the national business maga- 
zine, to teach economics at Mary 
Baldwin. Now she's headed for France 
and INSEAD, a leading international 
business school where she plans to earn 
a doctorate in management strategy. 
She has a master's degree in economics 
from Stanford University. 

Watson can be forgiven what must 
seem like overachieving, at least by 
most standards. Along with younger 
sisters Tenea '98, a recently minted 
Ph.D. working for Genentech, the pio- 
neering biotechnology-research 
company, and Cambria '02, in film 
school in Los Angeles, she got a head 
start, bypassing high school and enter- 
ing MBC through its unique Program 
for the Exceptionally Gifted. 

Watson began her year at her 
alma mater delivering the annual 
Founders Day speech, given in honor 
of Rufus W. Bailey, who started 
Augusta Female Seminary in 1842, 
and Mary Julia Baldwin, a student 
there who later became its leader, kept 
it going through tough times, and 
positioned it to become a college. 
Introducing Watson, President Pamela 
Fox said she "embodies so much of 
what Mary Baldwin College has been 
about since our founding: opportuni- 
ty, personal growth, service, and 
certainly academic achievement." 

In her often humorous speech, 
drawing laughter and knowing 
smiles, Watson urged students to "try 
everything you possibly can. Join 
every club you think might remotely 
interest you." She said students can 
always drop what they don't like, but 
college "is one of the few places 
where you will have the opportunity 
and time to try nearly any activity 
you put your mind to." 

"And please," exhorted Watson, 
"turn off the TV." Instead of plopping 

onto a couch, "go 
for a walk. Stretch. 
Leave your car keys 
on the dresser." Too 
often, she said, work 
environments are 
"cubicle farms" in 
which the closest 
thing to sunshine is 

the inevitable fluorescent lighting. "Get 
some sun while you can," she said. 
"Heck, get it while it's free. A lot of 
people never thought they'd pay for 
bottled water. Bottled sunshine proba- 
bly will be next." 

Another suggestion: Just as parents 
insist that children sample different 
foods, make an effort to meet new 
people because otherwise life "tends 
to sort you with people who already 
look like you or went to the same 
school or have the same job." Offered 
Watson: "Hang out on a new hall or 
talk to the girl sitting next to you at 
the library. You may say that you 
already have a group of good friends. 
Well, make some more. You'll need 
them after graduation." 

Watson said she couldn't resist 
when her MBC advisor, Judy Klein, 
professor of economics, approached 
her about teaching economics, her 
major, at MBC. "It wasn't just a job 
opportunity," she said, "but a chance 
to refresh my relationships with my 
family, friends and former profes- 
sors." Her mother, Aremita Watson, 
is a Mary Baldwin trustee, and her 
father, Rudy Watson, is a former 
member of the Advisory Board of 
Visitors. Both proudly listened to her 
Founders Day speech. 

As for her new role in the class- 
room, Watson thinks students 
"enjoyed having a younger profes- 
sor" — and one hip to the latest 
music and perhaps even tolerant 
about ubiquitous cell phones. "I had 
trouble keeping a straight face when 
someone's cell phone rang during 
class and played the rap song 'Baby 
Got Back.' " 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

Watson said her "favorite 
moment was when I taught ni\ class 
how to launder money" as A I 
Pacino's character did in the mo\ ie 
Scarface — "and why it's wrong, of 
course." She confesses to having had 
oft days, when her students "definite- 
ly let me know when I wasn't on 
point," perhaps from being a little 
"uptight or simply worn out from 
grading papers all night." 

As she looks ahead to further 
Study this fall, Watson said that 
"unlike most prospective grad stu- 
dents, I now know what it's really like 
to balance teaching and writing and 
wonder if you'll survive long enough 
to get tenure." She intends to research 
"how technology and biotech firms 
come up with new research and devel- 
opment projects, which 1 started 
following while I was at Fortune." 

I ventually, she said, "I hope to 
write one of those books that you see 
business people reading on airplanes. 
But I haven't thought about it much 
mi >ie than that. I just want to enjoy 
spending the next tour years in 

That sounds like X'oshua Watson. 
In her Founders Day speech, she told 
students to take seriously their pursuit 
of fun, which can be "hard work." 


Relay for Life 

'Relay' Sets Mark; 
Raises Nearly $14,500 

By Dawn Medley 

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life on campus 
March 26-27 raised nearly $14,500, exceeding the col- 
lege's ambitious efforts during its first year in the 
program, last year, by almost $2,000. Spearheaded by 
students and staff, the event collected money for cancer 
research through donations, related fundraisers, and 
pledges for laps by 13 teams around MBC's Physical 
Activities Center track. 

The event has grown in popularity and scope. Students 
in every class as well as alumnae/i, staff, faculty, friends, 
family and community members took part this year. Close 
to 175 participants transformed the track into a temporary 
campsite, stage and conversation area for the 12-hour 
overnight walk-a-thon. 

The presence of cancer survivors — many of whom share 
their stories — is an integral part of what has become a 
national event. MBC students, staff members, and alumnae 
who have beaten or are living with cancer joined in the "sur- 
vivor's walk" at the start of the event. Christina Samuel '07; 
Elizabeth May '06; Jane Pietrowski, vice president of business 
and finance, Lynn Gilliland, executive director of alumnae/i 
activities; and Judy Armstrong '58 were among them. 

"We talk a lot about how cancer affects everyone, but I 
never thought it would be me," said Gilliland, who was diag- 
nosed this year. "I came to the relay feeling kind of tired and 
down, and I left feeling supported and uplifted. It gave me very 
powerful sense of the family I have on this campus." 

The keynote address was given by John Kibler, Mary 
Baldwin professor of psychology. He spoke emotionally about 
his young daughter's long struggle with cancer and the things 
she has taught him during her illness. 

MBC President Pamela Fox and Staunton Vice Mayor Dick 
Robinson also participated in the opening ceremony. 

For weeks before the relay, the committee solicited area 
businesses, receiving donations of food, door prizes, silent 
auction items, and raffle gifts, including framed prints by local 
artists R Buckley Moss, Mary Ann Vessey, and Lisa Geiman. 

As of closing ceremony time at the relay, junior Victoria 
TenBroeck was the top individual fundraiser with more than 
SI, 500 in donations. The top fundraising team was Fishing for 
a Cure, which raised close to $4,200, and the team Buggin' 
Cancer won recognition for the best team campsite. 

The Mary Baldwin gathering was one of more than 3,000 
Relay for Life events held in communities around the country. 
Last year, relays — signature events for the American Cancer 
Society — raised $212 million nationwide. 

Donations can be added to MBC's relay fund until 
August 31. Checks are payable to the American Cancer 
Society, 1920 H. Medical Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA, 28801; 
make sure to write "Mary Baldwin College Relay for Life" in 
the memo line. 

For more information on Relay for Life or the American 
Cancer Society, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit 
The MBC relay site is at 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

Parents Council and Advisory Board of Visitors: 
Mary Baldwin Volunteers Explore Civic Education 

E Dawn Medle 

Wrh majors and minors, sports, club 
participation, after-school jobs and 
internships vying for space on most 
college schedules, students can easily 
become isolated from the town or city 
where they are studying. 

But Caryn McTighe Musil, vice 
president for diversity, equity and 
global initiatives for the American 
Association of Colleges and 
Universities, believes students can 
still be coaxed into serving their 

Musil reinvigorated the discussion 
of town-gown relations in March dur- 
ing a gathering of Man" Baldwin 
College's Advisory Board of Visitors 
and Parents Council — two influential 
volunteer groups that offer guidance 
on MBC's future. 

"It is dangerous for our democracy 
if we do not educate our students 
about how to be responsible citizens," 
Musil said during a day-long sympo- 
sium that also involved panels of local 
volunteers, women in local govern- 
ment, and student and faculty 
representatives of the Virginia 
Women's Institute for Leadership at 
Man' Baldwin. 

Civic concerns have become as 
important as the traditional academic 
mission of higher education and must 
be built into the curriculum to be effec- 
tive. Musil said. The topic of how to 
combine service and learning is com- 
manding increasing attention on 
campuses nationwide. 

"It will force some people to 
change the way they think about 
instruction and requirements," Musil 
said, citing as an example a professor 
she met who taught a course about 
lead. The class's exploration ranged 
from learning lead's chemical composi- 
tion to testing lead levels in a nearby 
water source. "When students learn it 
that way, they want to know even- 
thing about the subject," she added. 

Musil is also the director of the 
AACU's Program on the Status of 
Women, which provides national lead- 
ership on issues concerning women in 
higher education. 

Her foundation in women's studies 
began in graduate school at 
Northwestern University and contin- 
ued when she became a faculty 
member at LaSalle University. Musil 
was committed to helping LaSalle rede- 
fine its mission when the school 
became co-educational after more than 
a century as an all-male institution. 

Colleges and universities around 
the nation have responded to a call for 
civic engagement on campus in myriad 
ways: Some require community senice 
credits, and others have gone so far as 
to make community interaction a sig- 
nificant part of basic academic classes. 

"I'm delighted that the college 
wants to form meaningful, lasting, use- 
ful connections with the community 
and that it expects its students to 
embrace this movement," said advisory 
board member Judy Mosedale, who is 
on the staff of the Staunton Performing 
Arts Center. 

Mary Baldwin's efforts at civic 
involvement are the work of individual 
faculty and staff members who offer 
opportunities through their classes or 
organized activities. Examples include 
communication students who develop 
marketing and promotional plans for 
nonprofit organizations, sociology stu- 
dents who examine behavior while 
working in Staunton's public gardens 
and recreation facilities, and a govern- 
ment class that visits the Virginia 
General Assembly to obsene and meet 
with legislators. 

The advisory groups will look at 
these and other successful programs to 
move the college toward a more com- 
prehensive approach. 

"I am pleased that Mary Baldwin 
has set this as a priority," said M. 

Louise Scott, a member of the 
Advisory Board of Visitors and former 
member of the Parents Council. "The 
desire to involve students exists 
already. The difference we hope to 
make is that it will be more intentional 
and systematic." 

Parents Council member Janet 
Royal said she almost wishes her 
daughter Jennifer, a senior at MBC, 
had another year at the school to con- 
tinue to develop her citizenship skills. 
"I can definitely see this emphasis used 
as a way to recruit students," she said. 

Also at the meeting, retiring 
Advisory Board of Visitors member 
Mary Lewis Hix and retiring Parents 
Council member Walter Cooner 
were recognized. 

National Projects Link 
Education, Engagement 

From Peer Review, a publication of the 
Association of American Colleges and Universities 

Campus Compact 

( — 
An organization of close to 850 college 
and university presidents committed 
to the civic purposes of higher educa- 
tion. The group encourages students 
to develop citizenship skills and values 
and assists faculty who want to inte- 
grate public engagement into their 
teaching and research. 

The Center for Liberal Education 
and Civic Engagement 

( — 
A partnership between the AAC&U and 
Campus Compact, the center was 
designed to spark and develop new 
ideas, research and collaborations aimed 
at campus civic engagement. 

Democracy Matters 

( — 
An organization with campus-based 
chapters around the country that 
informs and engages college students 
and communities in their efforts to 
strengthen democracy. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

Living Shakespeare: 
Visiting Scholar 
Encourages Emotion 

By Dawn Medley 

If you want to impress Tina Packer 
with your acting, you're going to have 
to put soul into the lines you're read- 
ing from Shakespeare. 

The words might sound way too 
exaggerated, your voice could crack or 
give out by straining to convey the 
extreme emotion, and it might not be 
pretty — at least the first time through — 
but if you're trying, really trying, to 
understand what you're saying instead of 
just saying it, Packer's round, genuine 
smile will let you know you've got it. 

Students in Mary Baldwin 
College's unique Shakespeare studies 
program saw Packer's smile often dur- 
ing her intensive, two-week residency 
at the college this spring. 

Packer's training at the Royal 
Shakespeare Company, her work as an 
actor, director and teacher, and her initia- 
tive to create Shakespeare & Company 
— one of the country's most successful 
performance and educational troupes — 
"made Shakespeare really belong, for the 
first time, as much to women as it does to 
men," said Ralph Cohen, MBC professor 
of English and executive director and co- 
founder of Shenandoah Shakespeare. 

"She changed the way people think 
about Shakespeare theatre directors and 
producers," he added. 

Working with students in the 
advanced acting class of the master's 
degree program. Packer encouraged them 
to overact, to move wildly, to breathe, to 
think about the words — anything to 
make them feel as if they are living the 
bard's plays, not simply acting in them. 

Packer tried out one of her favorite 
exercises at the beginning of her second 
week at MBC: She instructed students to 
pause and think at the end of each line in 
the monologues they chose. 

"Breathe, Rick, breathe," she 

prompted student Rick Blunt 
while he worked on a scene 
from Henry IV Part I. His 
baritone voice boomed from 
the balcony of Staunton's 
Blackfriars Playhouse, the 
only authentic re-creation of 
Shakespeare's indoor theatre. 

Packer's robust British 
accent answered from the 
stage: "Breathe and think," 
she said, pausing for his 
line and repeating with 
increasing urgency: 
"Breathe and think!" 

When Blunt reached the 
end of the speech, breathless 
and grinning, he was rewarded: "Ok, 
that's better. Can you feel the difference?" 

After a round of monologues, stu- 
dents massaged their faces, jaws, and 
necks, and exercised their voices with a 
series of moans and groans, forcing them 
to be uninhibited. 

The draw of notable Shakespeare 
scholars and teachers like Packer gets 
notice from students. 

"She's the reason I took this class," 
said Angie Barbera, a second-year student 
in the master of letters program. 

Packer is in good company as a visit- 
ing artist for the Shakespeare program. 
Other recent scholars and instructors 
include Jan Powell, Andrew Gurr and 
Nick Hutchinson. 

Officially named the Master of 
Letters/Master of Fine Arts in 
Shakespeare and Renaissance 
Literature in Performance, the pro- 
gram has full-time faculty and 
functions in partnership with 
Staunton's resident company, 
Shenandoah Shakespeare. Enrollment 
in the program more than doubled to 
40 students in this, its third, vear. 

Mary Baldwin stu- 
dents directly 
experienced Packer's 
teaching and directing 
prowess, but she is also 
an accomplished actor, 
producer, and author. 
Her second book, pub- 
lished in the spring, is a 
tool for young readers 
entitled Tales from 
Shakespeare; she also co- 
wrote Power Plays: Shakespeare's 
Lessons in Leadership and Management. 
As the founder, president and artistic 
director of the Lenox, Massachusetts- 
based Shakespeare & Company, Packer 
oversees an education program that 
reaches hundreds of schools annually, a 
theatre that produces about a dozen plays 
a year, and an actor-training program. 

The latest project for Shakespeare 
& Company is planning for an authen- 
tic re-creation of Rose Playhouse, the 
theatre in which Shakespeare's earliest 
plays were performed. 

Still, she is modest about her long- 
lasting influence on students like those 
at MBC. 

"The only thing 1 can do is to hope 
to give them the experience of speaking 
Shakespeare with their whole bodies so 
that they really feel and embody the 
words," she said. 

"To make Shakespeare live in the 
present, you have only that one moment 
to connect with the audience. The audi- 
ence gets it or they don't get it. I want to 
show the students how to perform it so 
their audience gets it." 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

woman or even in 
spite of it. The 
leadership around 
me judges on 
performance, not 
on gender, race or 

A Former VWIL Cadet Opens Up 

About Flying, Family and Being (Almost) Fearless 

By Dawn Medley 

Army Capt. Sherri Sharpe '99 knows 
how to make an entrance. 
A cheer erupted from the crowd gath- 
ered on the slope above Mary Baldwin's 
lower athletic field as the Chinook heli- 
copter she pilots — big as a bus, its two 
sets of long blades churning — appeared, 
completing its four-hour journey from 
Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, 
Georgia. Sharpe, a graduate of the first 
class of the Virginia Women's Institute for 

Leadership, has been back to campus sev- 
eral times to talk to students and share her 
experiences, but, for the spectators, it was 
her most dramatic arrival. 

For Sharpe, accompanied by an all- 
male crew, the landing was exhilarating 
but routine compared to the dangerous 
missions she has flown in Afghanistan and, 
most recently, Iraq. 

The 50-foot, 13-ton aircraft miniatur- 
izes Sharpe 's lithe 5-feet, 2-inch frame, but 

when she's in the cockpit, it is clear who's 
in control. "I want to keep flying these 
things for a long time," she told local 
reporters that day. 

Several days after Sharpe took ques- 
tions from Mary Baldwin students and 
staff and curious area residents during her 
January 22 visit, she reflected on working 
in a predominantly male field, the difficulty 
of leaving her new family, and her hopes 
for future Mary Baldwin graduates. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

Sharpe is characteristically modest and 
unassuming about her accomplishments, 

which include earning a Bronze Star and 
two air medals, and she doesn 't relish her 
media exposure — the most notable of 
which was a feature on NBC's "Today 
Show. " She would be the last person to 
call herself a hero, but she feels an obvious 
responsibility to share her knowledge 
with other VWIL cadets and Mary 
Baldwin students. 

As a woman — and a product of single-sex 
education — it's important for me to show 
them that Mary Baldwin will prepare them 
to be whatever they choose to be, even 
when that means being successful in male- 
dominated professions. 

The most important thing 1 want them 
to take away from my experience is that 
you can do whatever you want to do — 
don't stop fighting just because someone 
says you can't have it. I was initially turned 
down for my eyesight during the Army's 
flight physical, but I didn't give up — and 
look where the fight has taken me. There 
are probably women in all programs at 
Mary Baldwin with similar experiences. 

Specific to VWIL, I want the cadets 
to be motivated to push the envelope. 
Just because the military service or the 
business arena they choose to enter is 
and has been dominated by men does not 
mean they cannot meet that challenge 
and stand out as a leaders. 

The VWIL program is young. As a 
member of the first class, I feel a great 
responsibility to reflect the values and char- 
acteristics it is meant to instill. I feel the 
burden of proof lies especially with the first 
four classes. I hope that any skeptics of the 
success of the program and what it builds 
in young women are converted into believ- 
ers when they see us come back to the 
school and community. 

Sharpe has logged about 550 hours in the 
air, 450 of which are in Cbinooks — the 
U.S. military's largest helicopter. Although 
piloting was traditionally viewed as a job 
for males, she said more avenues are open- 
ing for women in combat, and, with that, 
comes greater responsibility. 

There are very few doors still closed to 
women in the Army. It's a misconception 
to say that women are not fighting on the 
front lines today. 

I've been to two combat zones and 
both times I've been in a helicopter com- 
ing into and out of hot LZ's [landing 
zones] at the center of the conflict from 
Operation Anaconda [Afghanistan, 

March 2002] to Operation Peninsula 
Strike [Iraq, June 2003]. 

["he true heroes out there, without 
question, are the ones on the ground. 
Although the infantry, Rangers and Special 
Operations units are not open to women, 
every time they need transport to and from 
the front lines or re-supply or reinforce- 
ment deliveries they rely on branches that 
are tilled by women in increasing numbers. 
Whether you are a medical specialist, an 
aircrew member, a fueler, a transportation 
specialist, or a member of the military 
police — to name a few — you are having 
an impact on the battlefield every single 
day, regardless of gender. 

I hope my example helps change the 
minds of people who hold stereotypes, but, if 
not, the Army dictates that my position is 
due a certain amount of respect and demands 
that my orders be followed. I've been lucky 
to work with a great group of people who 
have given me opportunities to excel. 

I don't believe that I'm where I am 
because I am a woman or even in spite of 
it. The leadership around me judges on per- 
formance, not on gender, race or religion. 

Sharpe married Kirk Leek and began help- 
ing to raise his 6-year-old son, Tyler, not 
long before her first deployment in January 
1000. She admits that it is tough to say 
good-bye to them, and to her extended 
family, for long periods of time. 

You never really get used to it, but I keep a 
journal on deployments of what's gone on 
that day or of how much I missed my fami- 
ly, and I write my letters much the same 
way. I write a few lines a day for a week 
before I mail them. It's easier to stay on top 
of it in the beginning than it is as time 
stretches on. 

I'm blessed to have friends and family 
who are even more diligent than I! Mail 
tends to take weeks or even months to get 
back and forth. On our first deployment we 
were blessed to have significant access to the 
Internet, but on the second it was harder. 

Before I leave, I do my birthday, 
anniversary and other holiday shopping 
and wrapping, and I leave the gifts with a 
friend or another family member to be 
sure that Kirk and Tyler know I'm think- 
ing of them even if I can't call or be with 
them on that day. The day I get on the 
plane, I walk around the house with a 
sticky pad and leave notes in cupboards 
and on frozen food and on appliances 
where I know they won't be found right 
away but will, I hope, bring a smile when 
thev're discovered! 

During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Sharpe 
shuttled supplies from Kuwait into neigh- 
boring Iraq. She volunteered for the 
dangerous assignment, which sometimes 
included what she described as her most 
difficult missions — transporting 
American soldiers and Marines who were 
killed in action back from the front lines 
on "hero missions. " That tour was likely 
not her last, though. She expects to com- 
plete an advanced aviation course and be 
deployed to Iraq again next year. She 
talked about one of the bright spots during 
what is often grueling duty. 

The most gratifying job for me will probably 
sound the most inconsequential to people 
who have never lived in a combat situation. 

Delivering the mail is an awesome 
responsibility. For some soldiers, mail call 
means seeing their new child for the first 
time, it means getting a card written by the 
child who was only learning to trace the 
alphabet when they left, it means seeing a 
videotape of their son or daughter's first 
steps or first words. For a grateful few, it 
means a complete stranger supports them 
and keeps them in their prayers and, for 
many others, that someone cared enough to 
put together a package of goodies or toi- 
letries for them. 

Delivering the mail is never the assigned 
mission for us, but it is always the add-on 
that we will make room for on board. The 
gratitude of those who haven't received mail 
in weeks is always its own reward. 

Sharpe's military service has given her 
perspective on how her chosen career 
changed quickly and dramatically as a 
result of domestic terrorist attacks. She 
jumps at any chance to interact with 
MBC's future officers. 

Most important, I think cadets with intent 
to commission in any military program 
need to be mentally prepared for the state 
of the world. When my class graduated in 
1999, the military was facing far fewer 
deployments, and I certainly never expected 
to be at war and to spend 14 out of 19 
months deployed to the desert in the fight 
against terrorism. September 11, 2001, 
changed all American lives, but it most sig- 
nificantly affected the career paths of those 
in the military. 

The reward of knowing you are mak- 
ing the world safer and the future brighter 
for your family is tremendous. However, 
the sacrifice military personnel are making 
with respect to personal luxuries, freedoms 
and time with family is definitely some- 
thing to consider. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

Blood and Sweat — Too Hot for Tears? 

Army 1 st Lt. Rachael 

Lynn O'Connell '02 

top: in Iraq 

and at Mary Baldwin 

as a student 

In the following account of her tour of duty in Iraq, Army 
1st Lt. Rachael Lynn O'Connell '02, a psychology major and 
former cadet in the Virginia Women's Institute for 
Leadership, writes vividly about the dangers and discomforts 
of war. She's now executive officer of the 63rd Chemical 
Company, stationed at Fort Campbell in Kentucky with the 
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). In Iraq, she was a bat- 
talion chemical officer, making sure that her fellow soldiers 
were ready to react to nuclear, biological, and chemical 
attacks. As executive officer, O'Connell has broad responsi- 
bilities that include training, supply, and logistics. 

It has been almost two years since 
I departed the nest with wings just 
strong enough to fly, yet yearning 
to soar. My travels have brought me to 
faraway lands, fighting battles, win- 
ning hearts, and saving lives. I 
embarked on this journey 28 February 
2003 lacking knowledge in the art of 
war, yet I surpassed the inevitable as a 
struggling second lieutenant and con- 
quered many enemies, learning all the 
while memorable lessons. 

I arrived at the 101st Airborne 
Division (Air Assault) in December 
2002 after graduating from the chemi- 
cal officer basic course in November 
2002. After spending three weeks in 
the 20th Replacement Company 
impatiently waiting for my assign- 
ment, I finally received orders to be 
the battalion chemical officer for the 
"Expect No Mercy" 1-101 Aviation 
Regiment, home to 24 Apache AH- 
64D attack helicopters. 

In the first week of February, the 
101st received deployment orders for 
Operation Enduring Freedom, which 
developed into Operation Iraqi 
Freedom one month after our arrival 
in Kuwait. Staged for a war with Iraq, 
we spent three weeks at Camp Udairi, 
a base camp less than one hour from 
Iraq's border with Kuwait. I was 

immediately assigned the additional 
duty of battalion night battle captain. 
Army operations were overwhelming 
to me at first, but I was forced to 
catch on quickly. After we experi- 
enced several Scud missile attacks, it 
was our time to join the front-line 
troops in Iraq. On 29 March 2003, 
two days after my 
23rd birthday, our 
150-vehicle ground 
assault convoy tra- 
versed 350 miles of 
desert and urban con 
ditions to link up 
with our helicopters 
conducting deep 
attack operations. 

The aftermath in 
the 3rd Division's 
warpath as well as 
that of the three 
infantry brigades of 
the 101st will remain 
fresh in my mind as a 
nightmare — especially the burning 
enemy tanks and equipment, blood 
strewn across lanes of the highway, 
Scud missiles left abandoned on the 
roadside, mortar rounds exploding a 
few hundred feet in front of your vehi 
cle while you drove in a "safe" zone, 
and the hundreds of starving Arab 

T heard the 
approach of a 
fourth rocket. I 
froze and 
dropped to the 
ground as it 
whistled and 
roared over my 

men, women, and children clawing at 
you, begging for sustenance in any 
form. The desperation and poverty 
struck us, ever altering our perceptions 
of life. 

Desert life was abominable at first. 
MREs [Meals Ready to Eat: rations] 
were our only source of food, and 

quenching thirst was 
impossible in the 
increasingly hot 
weather. Cold water 
was a luxury we could 
only fantasize about 
for three long months. 
Sandstorms ripped 
through our makeshift 
settlements. The dust 
was so thick that 
breathing became 
painful. Cleanliness 
was at the mercy of a 
few baby wipes or a 
shower (if you were 
fortunate). In August I was blessed, 
after five months of no facilities, with a 
shower that actually had hot pressur- 
ized water. I could honestly say it was 
like heaven on earth. We did what we 
could before hiring Iraqi citizens to 
build everything and anything we 
could afford. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

August was the hottest month with 
temperatures reaching 140 degrees in 
some areas. To help you get a feel for 
this type of heat, open the oven door 
when you have it set at 350 degrees or 
set a hairdryer on high and blow it in 
your face. That is not even a slight 
exaggeration of how it felt when you 
walked outside and the wind was blow- 
ing. Then in November came the rainy 
season. Bitter cold rain, wind, and the 
mud made life difficult again, but we 
eventually learned to adapt as we did to 
the heat. Iraq is far from a pleasant 
environment, and we often wondered 
how and why Iraqis dwell there. 

In late April, my unit came to 
rest at Qayyarah West Airfield, 
where we operated for the remainder 
of the deployment. Local Iraqis often 
launched 107mm rockets onto the 
airfield in an unsuccessful attempt to 
destroy our aircraft. The first attack 
was my closest encounter with death. 
After the first two rockets hit, which 
I thought was a material of some sort 
exploding in a fire pit at a distance, I 
exited the latrine. I was to witness 
the third rocket a few hundred feet 
beyond our ammunition handling 
area just across the flight line. With 
nowhere to go but back to my living 
quarters, a bunker about 100 meters 
away, I began to sprint as fast as I 
could to safety. Within mere seconds 
of my retreat, I heard the approach 
of a fourth rocket. I froze and 
dropped to the ground as it whistled 
and roared over my head, exploding 
200 meters in front of me and about 
150 feet behind six Apaches closely 
positioned together. 

From April until December, I 
filled the day battle captain posi- 
tion, controlling split operations as 
our unit conducted combat missions 
in support of the 4th Infantry 
Division in Kirkuk as well as escort 
missions for the 101st Aviation 
brigade in Qayyarah West. In July, 
Division Chemical offered interviews 
for platoon leaders and the executive 
officer position for 63rd Chemical 
Company. I interviewed immediately. 
In October, I was notified that I had 

been selected for executive officer of 
the company. The 63rd was con- 
ducting split operations in Mosul 
and Tal Afar. 

On 20 December, I transferred 
over to the 63rd Chemical Company 
headquarters at Saddam's palace in 
Mosul, only to move a few weeks later 
to Tal Afar Airfield and join the rest of 
the company. I immersed myself in 
unit movement operations to prepare 
the company for our long-awaited 
redeployment. A few weeks after my 

arrival, the company, as an attachment 
to 3-320th Field Artillery, departed Tal 
Afar and began our movement south 
to (amp Anfjan, Kuwait. Three days 
and 750 miles later, we safely arrived 
in Kuwait with the satisfaction of see- 
ing the black clouds overhead clear to 
sunny skies and the unbearable weight 
of our time in Iraq lifted off our shoul- 
ders. Crossing that border was an 
extreme relief to us all, to say the very- 
least. I awaited my flight home in 

O'Connell's Advice For VWIL Cadets 

■ Don't take life for granted. Yes, all of us have heard this before, but 
trust me, after spending a year away from your country, you, too, 
would realize what I mean. 

■ Flexibility is a must to succeed in a military career. Everything 
changes all of the time, and you have to be willing to adapt quickly. 

■ Soldiers and noncommissioned officers notice everything about 
officers, and both will equally criticize your ability to lead. 

■ After you fall on your face, pick yourself up, brush yourself off, and 
try again. 

■ Listen and learn, listen and learn. 

■ Take chances, take initiative, and make change where you can. 
There will always be resistance to your ideas, but if there is a bet- 
ter way, go for it. The military likes to stick to one way and doesn't 
deviate often. Dr. Brenda Bryant says it best in her classes on lead- 
ership and change. It really applies out here. 

■ As women in the military, stand up for what you believe in and be 
confident. The rest is easy. 

■ Physical training is extremely important. Whether in garrison or 
while deployed in a combat environment, you need to be in shape. 

■ Strive to be the leader you want to be and don't let anyone 
stand in your way. A positive attitude is key. Soldiers take on 
your attitude in a heartbeat. You are all a team and need to work 
together as one. 

■ My former battalion commander had an acronym that I adhere to 
in everything I do: CAV-F that stands for Coordinate, Anticipate, 
Verify, and Follow-up. If you try to answer all of the questions 
before someone asks you, you will be 10 steps ahead of the game 
rather than 10 steps behind, and it is truly impressive. 

■ Network! Get out there; get to know your co-workers, and your 
counterparts in other units. You can feed off of each other. 

■ Cherish your time as cadets. The VWIL program will prepare you to 
succeed in more areas than you can imagine. Despite hardships 
you may endure throughout your years with the corps, you will 
realize its worth it in the end. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

Professor Emerita of Economics 
Dies at 97 After Brief Illness 

Lillian Rudeseal, associate professor 
emerita of economics, died February 
28 after a short illness at age 97. A 
Florida native, Rudeseal taught at 
Mary Baldwin from 1938 to 1972 
and returned to Gainesville, Florida, 
after retirement. 

Upon her departure from MBC, 
Rudeseal was presented with the 
Algernon Sydney Sullivan Non- 
Student Award. The citation noted: 
"By her careful guidance, her sympa- 
thetic, yet practical approach, her 
genuine interest and concern for 
young women, she has set an exam- 
ple that few will be able to follow." 

Rudeseal earned her undergradu- 
ate degree from Bowling Green 
College and her master's in literature 
from the University of Pittsburgh. 
She also studied at the University of 
North Carolina and Emory 
University and was the assistant to 

the president of Piedmont College 
before coming to Mary Baldwin. 

Humphreys Lecturer: 
Saving the Dogwoods 

Scientist Paul R. Cabe, giving the annu- 
al Mary E. Humphreys Biology 
Lecture, said his research on the endan- 
gered flowering dogwood trees in the 
southern Appalachians is encouraging. 
Cabe, associate professor of biology at 
Washington and Lee University, said he 
has observed two conditions working 
in the dogwoods' favor: Genetic differ- 
ences are widespread, and genes are 
transferred frequently by birds that 
carry seeds from one area to another. 
Cabe, who describes himself as a 
geneticist, ornithologist and ecologist, 
is an expert on the spread of European 
starlings in America, the subject of the 
dissertation for his doctorate from the 
University of Minnesota. A Phi Beta 
Kappa graduate of the College of 
William and Mary, he is the co-author 

Bill Kearns, president of the SMA 
Alumni Association 

SMA Alumni Pledge Support forVWIL 

The Staunton Military Academy Alumni 
Association has made a donation of $20,000 
and established an ongoing campaign named 
^ the SMA-VWIL Initiative to support the Virginia 
£ Women's Institute for Leadership at Mary 
g Baldwin College. 

"WVIL has become an integral part of 
| the Staunton Military Academy legacy, and we 
| see a need to help in whatever way possible 
to perpetuate WVIL," said Bill Kearns, presi- 
dent of the SMA Alumni Association. "This 
partnership has given our alumni a place on 'the Hill' where memories can 
be enjoyed, friends and former classmates can renew their bonds, and 
where those things that represented life at SMA can again be appreciated." 

The military academy closed in 1976, and Mary Baldwin College pur- 
chased its 35 acres and 14 buildings later that year. The building that houses 
the SMAAA/VIL museum was included in the transfer and was the military 
academy's supply room. 

SMA graduates have long encouraged the leadership program at MBC. 
They have endowed several scholarships at Mary Baldwin, funded the muse- 
um, and sought continued state funding for WVIL by contacting legislators 
on behalf of the program. The alumni association's board of directors pledged 
that all money raised through the new SMA-VWIL Initiative — excluding 
annual dues and contributions made directly to the SMA Alumni Association 
and SMA Foundation — will go to WVIL operations. 

of dozens of articles for scientific 
research publications and earned a 
Fulbright Fellowship to study DNA 
fingerprinting of wild bird populations 
in England. 

The Mary E. Humphreys Biology 
Lecture Series was established in 1992 
to bring prominent scientists to the 
campus to present public lectures. 
Sponsoring the series are friends and 
former students of Humphreys, profes- 
sor emerita of biology, who was a 
member of the faculty for 25 years 
until 1968. 

Cadets Draw Praise 
In New York Parade 

In its first appearance in New York 
City's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, 
the Corps of Cadets of the Virginia 
Women's Institute for Leadership at 
Mary Baldwin was ranked among the 
best of the military units. 

The only all-female cadet corps in 
the world officially represented 
Virginia as it marched and played 
down Fifth Avenue past Central Park 
and St. Patrick's Cathedral. The event 
was televised live and drew far-reach- 
ing media coverage. 

Fifty of VWIL's 140 cadets — the 
band, Color Guard, and officers — 
made the trip. Brig. Gen. N. Michael 
Bissell, the corps' commandant, is 
working to find financial support to 
take the entire corps to the parade next 
year. "I imagine we could really knock 
their socks off then," he said. 

Observed cadet Jessica Mays '05: 
"The snow was still falling when we 
began our march down Fifth Avenue 
and as the band played God Bless 
America and Rifle Rangers. General 
Bissell followed on foot behind the 
corps and was stopped every few yards 
by people wondering where the corps 
was from and complimenting the unit 
on our bearing and marching abilities." 

Squirrels Rule! 
(Did Anyone Doubt?) 

The Mary Baldwin mascot, frequently 
a topic of conversation for outside 
observers and opposing sports teams, 
has received national media attention. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

On his show "Only a Game," 
National Public Radio's Bill Littlefield 

mentioned the Fighting Squirrels in a 
commentary March 20 about unusual 
mascots. "If I ever find myself attending a 
game involving a team from \ lary 
Baldwin College, I will root for it," he said. 
A Web site devoted to squirrels on 
college campuses, "Campus Squirrel 
Ratings" by Jon Gottshall, has drawn 
additional attention. Recent stories 
about the site in the Chronicle of 
Higher Education, the Peoria Journal 
Star, and the Cavalier Daily at the 
University of Virginia have spread the 
word about Gladys and her friends. 

TenBroeck Takes Top Spot 
In Student Government 

After three years of 

involvement in student 

government at Mary 

Baldwin, Victoria 

TenBroeck '05 of 

Manassas, Virginia, 

has been elected the 

next Student 

Government Association president. 

TenBroeck said her interest in stu- 
dent politics began when she was 
elected freshman class president at her 
high school. At MBC, she began as a 
senator and then served as SGA vice 
president and president of the Senate. 

"We want to look into promoting 
women in leadership roles," said 
TenBroeck, a biology major, referring 
to the SGA's Women in Leadership 
forum, first held in March. 

She also wants to make the SGA 
Executive Committee more visible on 
campus by attending more events 
together and supporting student 
activities. This past year, TenBroeck 
was co-chair of Mary Baldwin's 
chapter of Colleges Against Cancer 
and the Relay for Life, and she was a 
member of the swimming and cross- 
country teams and the Student 
Alumnae/i Relations Society. 

LaToya Guest, a junior from 
Baltimore, Maryland, was elected 
SGA vice president, and Pre-Ah 
Winters, a junior from LaPlata, 
Maryland, will be secretary. 


Voices of Praise performing at the Gospel Extravaganza in Staunton, Va. 

Gospel Group Performs in France 

Mary Baldwin's Anointed Voices of Praise is performing in eastern 
France this summer as part of the French American Gospel Workshop 
Exchange. The spirited group of student singers was invited to conduct 
sessions and sing with residents in the Franche-Comte region. 

The two-week trip includes concerts in Salines, Ornans and Maiche. 
Gospel singers from France will come to Staunton in 2005. 

New Memorial Trees Beautify the Campus 

A new tree, a sweetgum, graces the 
Frederick Street side of Jesse 
Cleveland Pearce Science Center. 

The addition to the campus was 
given in memory of Nancy Fearon 
Rhoades 72, as noted in a plaque at 
the base of the tree. The plaque also 
bears a line by English Renaissance 
poet Edmund Spencer: "The gentle 
mind by gentle deeds is known." The 
donor wishes to remain anonymous. 

This tree soon will be joined by 
others on campus. A cluster of 
trees for Ann Ritchie McHugh '56, 
given by her estate, will be planted 
not far from the Rhoades tree. And 
Cathryn Lampkin '85 will be 
remembered by Lehndie Rupe 
Robertson '84 with a tree outside 
Agnes R. McClung Residence Hall, 
where they lived as students. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

'It is my 

vision and 

hope that this 

garden lasts 

beyond my 


and develops 

into an oasis 

for the 





J ->-»e>, 

Russell Scholar Promotes 
Growth in Community Ties 

By Dawn Medley 

Scuffing at a frozen, 
barren plot of dirt with 
her boot in mid-January, 
Susannah Baskervill '04 had 
no hesitation about envi- 
sioning a lush, green 
vegetable garden teeming 
with pint-sized horticultur- 
ists-in-training from the 
Staunton school system. 

"I should have a camera 
for before and after shots," 
she chuckled, pacing off a 
large rectangle and shivering 
under her thick parka. 

Baskervill was already 
beginning to realize the oppor- 
tunity to influence lives that 
she was given as the recipient 
of the Margarett Kable Russell 
Scholarship. The annual 
award, which carried a 

$1,000 stipend this year, 
gave her the chance to dig 
deeper into one of her 
hobbies — and to make 
lasting changes in a neigh- 
borhood outside campus. 

The Russell Scholar 
program was created in 1952 
to honor Margarett Kable 
Russell, Class of 1902, who 
was appointed in 1933 as the 
first woman and the first 
alumna on the college's Board 
of Trustees. Russell was also 
the president of Mary 
Baldwin's Alumnae/i Associa- 
tion for eight years and 
received the Algernon Sydney 
Sullivan Non-Student Award. 
Her daughter, Margarett 
Kable Russell Davis '35, was a 
student during her tenure on 

the board, and her grand- 
daughter, Janet Russell 
Steelman '52, is a member of 
the Alumnae/i Association 
Board of Directors. 

Thanks to Baskervill, 
Russell's legacy of intellectual 
investigation and service 

At the site off Stafford 
Street — near the Booker T 
Washington Community 
Center where Baskervill 
recruited young volunteers 
from an after-school program 
— she and her faculty advisor 
for the project, biology labo- 
ratory instructor Lori Jones, 
planned space for carrots, 
peas, lettuce, potatoes and 
other vegetables while snow 
lingered nearby. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

Baskervill, an Honor 

Scholar at MBC and a recent 
inductee into Phi Beta Kappa, 
said she will measure the 
project's success "not in the 
quality or quantity of the vegeta- 
bles grown but in the impact it 
has on the community and the 
children. It is my vision and hope- 
that this garden lasts beyond my 
graduation and develops into an 
oasis tor the community.'' 

Staunton City Horticulturist 
Holly Chichester helped 
Baskervill find a temporary spot 
for her garden and will work to 
move it to a larger, permanent 
location where 
residents and the 
city can maintain 
it. Chichester 
hopes Baskervill's 
effort will spark 
residents to take 
pride in the city 
and interest in 
creating beautiful, 
productive spaces. 

"She was the 
catalyst for a 
project that I have wanted to 
start for a long time," Chichester 
said. "I needed some inspiration 
and someone to take the initia- 
tive and Susannah stepped up 
and made it happen." 

Baskervill's work as a 
Russell Scholar mirrors that of 
her mother, Pamela Shell 
Baskervill, who was selected for 
the Russell Scholarship as a 
senior in 1975. 

"Susannah's project is like 
mine in many ways," Pamela 
Baskervill said. "We both chose 
to explore something completely 
out of our majors, and the 
projects involved working with 
kids and getting out into the 

Susannah, an international 
relations major, remembers her 
introduction to gardening with 

her grandfather and older sister 
by her side. The family tilled a 
vacant lot beside their house ami 
grew sunflowers and vegetables. 
"We still talk about that little 
garden," she said. 

Susannah learned more 
while working on a farm in 
Stawley, England, during the 
summer between her junior and 
senior years at Mary Baldwin. 

Her mother was a political 
science major who wanted to 
delve further into her interest in 
music therapy. She worked with 
local children — primarily those 
with cerebral palsy — by 

beating drums, clap- 
ping cymbals and 
chiming triangles while 
they read books and 
learned lessons. Her 
theory was that they 
would comprehend 
better with the aid of 
musical notes and 

"Although I didn't 
pursue music therapy as 
a career, the Russell 
project was an amazing outlet 
for my interest in a hobby and 
public service," said Pamela 
Baskervill, a Petersburg, Virginia, 
Circuit Court judge. 

Over 51 years, Russell 
Scholar projects have spanned 
disciplines from researching 
biochemical reactions to 
creating plays and musical 
compositions to conducting 
community outreach. 

As the most recent Russell 
Scholar, Susannah Baskervill 
hopes her project has strength- 
ened ties between the college 
and the city. 

"If the garden provides the 
community with a small haven 
or escape, a sense of pride, a way 
to connect with the earth, or just 
a relaxing hobby, I will certainly 
consider it a success," she said. 

Scholars Speak 

"Years later when my husband 
and I were teaching anthropolo- 
gy at St. Andrews Presbyterian 
College [North Carolina], I hap- 
pened to mention my project to 
someone in the English 
Department who asked if I 
would lecture to his class on the 

— Martha Si\<,h i ari Marks '63, 

program assistant for the Arts and Humanities 

Institute at the University oj North Carolina, 

"ti her project "The Theme of Death 

in ISth Century Literature" 

"It is easy to get caught up in 
the academics and campus life 
when you're in school, and this 
was a really good opportunity 
to do something outside the 
campus. The project definitely 
influenced me to want to do 
more community-based work. I 
felt like what we did there was 
one of the brighter spots in the 
children's day." 

— Dank a Jaimison '95, 

executive direct"} of the Staunton-Augusta Arts 

Center, on her protect that brought 

after-school art classes to a 

bousing development in Staunton 

"The Russell Scholarship epito- 
mizes the best of what Mary 
Baldwin has to offer by giving a 
student the opportunity to 
explore an interest — even if it's 
outside her major — with pro- 
fessors who guide her through 
the classroom part and practical 

— Pamela Shel i Baskervill '75, 

Petersburg, Virginia, Circuit Court judge, 

on her project "Teaching Mentally 

Retarded and Emotionally 

Disturbed Children Through Music" 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

James' Book Explores 
Renaissance Masters 

Man' Baldwin's Sara Nair James, 
associate professor of art history, 
often gets reactions to her license 
plates. Once, while at a gas station 
in New Jersey, the attendant asked 
her what the word on her plate 
meant to her. "Years of work," she 
said. "What does it mean to you?" 
Replied the attendant: "My people 
are from there." 

The plates say "ORVIETO," a 
small city in central Italy that has been 
the focus of James' scholarly research 
for much of her professional life. The 
result of that study: her recently pub- 
lished book, 
Signorelli and 
Fra Angelico at 
Liturgy, Poetry, 
and a Vision of 
the End of 

book explores 
and explains 
the frescoes in 
the Chapel of San Brizio in Orvieto. 
The large-scale artwork includes 
scenes from the Apocalypse, includ- 
ing the only known mural depiction 
of the Antichrist, and others from 
poetry, including that of Dante and 
Ovid. Described by James as "cross 

disciplinary," the book examines the 
art in the context of the Renaissance, 
considering theological and literary 
impact on the frescoes. It also 
explores how Luca Signorelli and his 
predecessor Fra Angelico influenced 
later great Renaissance artists like 

James leads May Term trips to 
Italy, where she conducted research at 
Orvieto 's library and climbed a scaffold 
in the Chapel of San Brizio during a 
restoration of the paintings. 

— Lantana Hoke '04 

Western Novels a Good Fit 
For Versatile Anne Haw Holt '89 

In a genre long dominated by men, 
Anne Haw Holt '89 has earned recog- 
nition and 
respect. Her 
first novel, the 
western Silver 
Creek, was 
recently pub- 
lished by 
Avalon Books. 
A graduate of 
Mary Baldwin's 
Adult Degree 
Program, Holt 

attributes much of her confidence and 
skill as a writer to her experience at 

"I'm certain every course I took in 
college affects my writing," Holt says. 

"I'm proud to say that I graduated 
from an all-women's college. It rein- 
forces my natural independence." 
Holt doubts that she would have had 
the confidence and skills necessary to 
become an author without her under- 
graduate degree. "It takes a lot of 
nerve to send a manuscript to a pub- 
lisher," she says. 

Holt says that writing has "been 
critical to every job I've ever done." 
Besides completing another Western 
novel, Kendrick, to be published this 
year, she hopes to have published a 
collection of her poetry. She is also 
preparing a book with a professor at 
Florida State University about grant 
writing. "My life is writing," she says. 

Of her choice of genre, Holt says 
that Westerns are a natural for her. "I 
write what I love to read. It's just that 
simple. I love a straightforward 
story with a strong hero, male or 
female, a clear beginning, a definite 
middle and ending." She credits her 
father with introducing her to 
Western novels at an early age. 

Holt says the feminine aspects 
of her writing show through in her 
"treatment of relationships" in her 
stories. "My heroes think as well as 
act, and I create strong women in 
my stories," she says. 

Born in Richmond, Virginia, 
and raised on a farm, Holt says that 
she was "certain I would grow up to 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

be a cowboy." She says "we cooked 
on a wood stove at my house until I 
was a grown girl," and her famil) 
owned horses and cattle. Holt also 
draws inspiration from friends, fam- 
ily, and other books and authors, 
including Zane Grey and Emerson 

Billed as an "an old fashioned 
western with a little mystery, a little 
romance and lots of fast-paced 
action," Silver Creek has been 
hailed by critics as "a good old- 
fashioned western" and an "exciting 
but believable Western adventure 
with wonderful characters." Silver 
Creek was "begun on impulse and 
just grew," says Holt. "Until now. I 
always considered myself a poet." 

After graduating from Mary 
Baldwin, Holt earned her master's 
degree in historical administration 
and public history from Florida 
State University in Tallahassee, 
Florida, where she is a candidate for 
a doctorate in history. Besides com- 
pleting her dissertation on the 
development of the Florida prison 
system, Holt plans to continue to 
write Western novels. "Writing is 
and always has been a part of every 
thing I do," she says. 

— Lantana Hoke '04 

English Professor Edits 
Virginia Poetry Collection 

Sarah Kennedy, assistant professor 
of English at Mary Baldwin College, 
has helped edit a collection of con- 
temporary poetry published recently 
by the University of Virginia Press, 
which describes it as "broad and 
various as Virginia itself." 

The book, Common Wealth: 
Contemporary Poets of Virginia, 
was published September 30 and is 
also edited by R.T. Smith, editor of 
Shenandoah magazine, based at 
Washington and Lee University. The 
book features such poets as the for- 
mer U.S. poet laureate Rita Dove, 
Xikki Giovanni, Dan Stryk, Ross 
Taylor, and Charles Wright. 

Kennedy, an award-winning 
poet, is the author of Double 

Exposure, Flow Blue, and From The 
Midland Plain. 

Wells' Latest Book 
Focuses on Musicians 

John D. Wells, professor of sociology, 
recently produced his third book in 
tw c i years. Bent 
Out of Shape 
lr< mi Society's 
Pliers: Readings 
in the Sociology 
of Popular Music 
is a collection of 
his conference 
presentations on 
musicians such as 
Bob Dylan, The 
Doors and Bruce 

Springsteen. The compilation follows 
two novels by Wells that explore soci- 
etal norms and pressures; The Barfly 
Boys was released in summer 2003, 
and The Plague Year came out in May 

The Barfly Boys is a fictional 
account of a Charlottesville rock-and- 
roll band called 
Mean Streets. 
Although the 
members and their 
obsession with the 
1987 film Barfly 
are strictly from 
Wells' imagination, 
he said the struggle 
between band 
members and their 
well-to-do peers resonates in society. 

"We have elements of a caste 
system here in America," Wells told 
Staunton's News Leader. "It's diffi- 
cult to overcome the class you came 
up in." 

Also a fictional story set in 
Virginia, The Plague Year highlights a 
college's attempt to cover up the moti- 
vation for firing of an HIV-positive 
faculty member and chronicles the 
social descent of a student infected 
with the virus. 

Wells, a professor at Mary 
Baldwin for the last 25 years, is 
rewriting his doctoral dissertation as a 
book. The paper compares two liter- 



Appalachian Artist 

ary periods — the 19th-century 

Bohemian era in France and the 
American beatniks of the 1950s. 

— Dawn Medley 

Appalachian Studies Inspire 
ADP Student's First Book 

The seed for the (irst and recently 
published hook by Donia 1 ley '02, 
\\ illard Gayheart, Appalachian Artist. 
was planted during her classes at 
Mary Baldwin College's center in 

A combina- 
tion of a 
biography of 
Gayheart — a 
Galax, Virginia, 
artist — and a col 
lection of dozens 
of his pencil draw 
ings, Appalachian 
Artist is the ninth 
book in the series Contributions to 
Southern Appalachian Studies by 
McFarland 6c Company of Jefferson, 
North Carolina. 

As an Adult Degree Program stu- 
dent, Eley flourished in courses taught 
by Ann Alexander, director of MBC's 
Roanoke center and professor of his- 
tory who specializes in Virginia 
history, history of Appalachia, and 
African- American history. 

"That class was a turning point 
for me as far as declaring a major," 
Eley said in an interview with The 
Galax Gazette. "None of the tradi- 
tional majors appealed to me." 

— Morgan Alberts Smith 99 

Alumna's Memoir Earns 
Mississippi Book Awards 

Ruth Turtle Williams' novel Younger 
Than That Now: A Shared Passage 
From the Sixties 
garnered the top 
nonfiction award 
from the Mississippi 
Library Association 
last fall. 

attended Mary 
Baldwin for the 
1969-70 academic 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

year and earned a bachelor of fine arts at the 
University of Tennessee in 1972. She co-wrote the 
book with Jeff Durstewitz in 2000. 

Younger Than That Now tells the story of the 
pair's unusual North-South friendship — which 
began with a letter in 1969 — and their realization 
of the uncertainty of life as they near 50. 

People magazine dubbed the book a "small 
masterpiece" and "a tell-all memoir ... as involv- 
ing as any celebrity expose." The book also 
received the Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters 
Nonfiction Award in 2000. 

Williams just completed work on her first 
solo book, White Girl, and writes a column for 
the Jackson Free Press from her home in Flora, 
Mississippi. She devotes most of her time to 
writing but also helps her husband with 
Williams & Williams, the advertising agency 
they started in 1978. 

— Dawn Medley 

Book Explores Tales About Staunton 

Did you know that the first American soldier 
to be decorated for heroism in World War I 
was a Staunton resident? Or that a silent two- 
reel comedy was made in the streets of the city, 
using residents as stars? Or that the world's 
first jointed, artificial limb was invented by a 
young Civil War amputee living just outside 
the city? 

These and many other 
stories about Staunton are 
in a new book by Charles 
Culbertson, a 1986 gradu- 
ate through the Adult 
Degree Program. Staunton, 
Virginia: A Treasury of 
Historic Tales is a collec- 
tion of 35 stories by the 
author, two of which focus 
on Mary Baldwin lore. 

"Mary Julia and the General" tells how 
Mary Julia Baldwin kept Yankee soldiers away 
from college supplies of food and firewood 
during the Civil War. "Mary Baldwin's Hidden 
House" recounts the discovery — during reno- 
vations to McClung Residence Hall in 1998 — 
that the building had been constructed around 
another building. The "other" building turned 
out to be Mary Julia Baldwin's original resi- 
dence called "Brick House" and was covered 
over again as renovations were completed. 

— Dawn Medley 







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Later Novels 



READERS OF THIS MAGAZINE sometimes ask us 
what members of the college's faculty and staff are reading — 
dare we say, for fun? From time to time, we'll find out and let 
you know. 

Nearly three years ago, not long after he became dean of 
the college, Jeffrey L. Buller started the Faculty/Staff Great 
Books Discussion Group at Mary Baldwin. He was inspired 
by his experience at his previous institution, where he says he 
found that these informal, periodic gatherings "encouraged 
faculty members to experience the joy of discovery as stu- 
dents again, to discuss topics outside of their individual 
areas of specialty, and to gain respect for different points of 
view suggested by their peers." At Mary Baldwin, he 
included staff and decided to conduct as many of the dis- 
cussion groups as possible in the college's regional centers 
in addition to the main campus. 

Buller says the only criterion for selection of a book is 
that "it should have some degree of enduring significance, to 
have stood the test of time, rather than being a recent publica- 
tion or a work limited to current perspectives only." The 
books are proposed by Buller, faculty, and staff. "The goal," 
says Buller, "is to mix works of fiction with major books on 
science, culture, and religion, and to include at least one non- 
Western book each year." A different member of the faculty or 
staff leads each discussion. 

The books discussed so far: James D. Watson, The 
Double Helix; The Rig Veda; Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye; 
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own; Willa Cather, A Lost 
Lady; Mikhail Lermontov, A Hero of Our Time; Jane Austen, 
Pride and Prejudice and Northanger Abbey; Viktor Frankl, 
Man's Search for Meaning; The Dhammapada; Helen Keller, 
Story of My Life; Albert Einstein, The Meaning of Relativity; 
Zora Neal Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God; William 
Faulkner, Absalom! Absalom!; Kate Chopin, The Awakening; 
Rachel Carson, Silent Spring; Thomas Kuhn, The Structure of 
Scientific Revolutions; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, The Last 
Man; Albert Camus, The Plague; Alice Walker, The Color 
Purple; Confucious, The Analects; W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls 
of Black Folk; Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince; Maxine 
Kumin, Selected Poems; The Koran. 





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Michelle Hess Discovers America 
(Or Is It the Other Way Around?) 

By Dawn Medley 

If you want an honest opinion 
about something — almost 
anything — ask Michele Hess 
'04, but be prepared to hear com- 
ments that are insightful, witty, 
and purposely unedited. 

"Sometimes people think I 
am rude because I'm so upfront 
with them," says Hess, whose 
hint of an accent in her nearly 
perfect English is the main clue 
to her German origin. "I think 
that is the biggest difference 
between the culture I grew up in 
and the one here. I'm not inten- 
tionally mean, though; I'm 
intentionally honest." 

Hess enjoys her status as the 
sole full-time undergraduate stu- 
dent from Germany: "A lot more 
people know who I am who prob- 
ably wouldn't otherwise." On the 
back of her residence hall T-shirt is 
"The German." 

"I want to bring across an 
understanding of the culture to my 

friends so they can understand 
who I am and why I do things the 
way I do them," she says. "It gives 
them a wider perspective on the 
way people act in other parts of 
the world." 

Born and raised in Bad 
Homburg, a city about the size of 
Staunton near Frankfurt that is 
sought out by tourists for its nat- 
ural springs and a hillside castle, 
Hess began her American educa- 
tion with a year at Stuart Hall, 
the preparatory school in 
Staunton. Relatives living nearby 
in the city made Mary Baldwin a 
natural choice for college. 

"Pretty much up until I left, 
I thought I was going to college 
in Germany," she says. "But I 
have found my independence 
here. I realized, too, that there 
was no degree in graphic design 
where I would have attended 
university in Germany. I proba- 
bly would have done something 

that would have been consid- 
ered more practical, like interior 
design or architecture." 

As an art major emphasiz- 
ing graphic design, Hess chose 
to create a photographic calen- 
dar for the college as her senior 
project. She hopes to work at 
an advertising company design- 
ing logos, letterheads, and 
promotional brochures ■ — either 
in America or back in Europe. 

"It is a big deal to me to be 
able to make enough money to 
support myself," Hess says. 
"My education here has cov- 
ered a lot more topics than I 
probably would have been 
exposed to in a more career- 
focused German university. I 
feel confident knowing that, 
even if I don't find a job in my 
major field, I will be able to 
find work doing something 
that will allow me to stay inde- 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

faculty and staff 

Gordon L. Bowen, professor of 
political science, appeared on 
public television VWPT's "Virginia 
Tonight" February 11. 

Jeffrey L. Buller vice president 
for academic affairs and dean of 
the college, gave a presentation 
entitled " Siegfried: The Wurm 
Turns" to the Wagner Society of 
Washington, D.C., January 22. His 
article "Tips for Conducting 
Effective Faculty Evaluation 
Sessions" appeared in the winter 
2004 edition of The Department 
Chair. Buller has been named 
president of the Classical 
Association of the Middle West 
and South. He will plan the asso- 
ciation's annual meeting in 
Madison, Wisconsin, in April 
2005, supervise other activities 
promoting the study of classics, 
and deliver major addresses on 
the importance of classical civiliza- 
tion to modern life. 

Crista R. Cabe, associate vice 
president for institutional advance- 
ment, was named vice president 
of the College Communicators 
Association of Virginia and the 
District of Columbia. 

Douglas E. Clark, vice president 
for enrollment management and 
student life, is the new vice presi- 
dent for student enrollment at 
Peace College in Raleigh, North 
Carolina. Brenda Bryant, director 
of VWIL, is acting vice president 
for enrollment management and 
student life. 

Mary Hill Cole, professor of his- 
tory, gave a presentation at the 
Library of Virginia in Richmond 
entitled "Elizabeth I: Daughter, 
Woman, Queen" February 3. She 
also led two sessions on "The 
Personal World of Elizabeth I" for 
the MBC Alumnae/i Association's 
Continuing Education Experience 
March 13 on the main campus in 

Keli Diewald, director of resi- 
dence life, received a service 
award from the Southeastern 
Association of Housing Officers 
for 2004. 

Carrie Douglass, associate pro- 
fessor of anthropology and 
Spanish, gave the paper "Low 
Fertility and the Creation of 'Self" 
at the Southern Anthropology 
Society in Atlanta, Georgia, March 
18-20. She is also the chair of the 
Mooney Book Prize, an award 
given at the conference to the 
outstanding book recently pub- 
lished on an anthropological topic 
relevant to the South. 

Robert Grotjohn, associate pro- 
fessor of English, recently had 
three articles published: 
"Remapping Internment: A 
Postcolonial Reading of Mitsuye 
Yamada, Lawson Fusao Inada, 
and Janice Mirikitani" in the fall 
2003 issue of Western American 
Literature; "Out on the Rim: Four 
Korean American Poets" in the fall 
2003 issue of The Virginia Review 
of Asian Studies; and a review of 
Suji Kwock Kim's Notes from the 
Divided Country, in the winter 
2003 issue of Shenandoah. 

Sara Nair James, associate pro- 
fessor of art history, was in 
London in January to do research 
on theTudors, English royal archi- 
tecture, and tomb monuments in 
Westminster Abbey. February 
18-22 she attended the annual 
meetings of the Italian Art Society 
and the College Art Association in 
Seattle, Washington. 

Fay Collier Kelle, assistant pro- 
fessor of education for MAT in 
Richmond, appeared on "Virginia 
Currents," a Richmond, Virginia- 
based television program, 
February 19. She was on a panel 
for a discussion titled "The SOL 
Question: A Virginia Currents 
Special," which aired on public 
television in Richmond and 

Daniel A. Metraux professor of 
Asian studies, was appointed by 
the Southeast Chapter of the 
Association for Asian Studies to 
be the editor of its journal, 
Southeast Review of Asian 
Studies, for a four-year term. His 
article "The Soka Gakkai in 
Australia" will be published in the 
July 2004 issue of Nova Religio. 

Cathy Ferris McPherson, associ- 
ate professor of business 
administration, created and led a 
workshop on internal branding for 
a group of college students from 
all over the United States January 
13. The students were participants 
in an annual workshop, sponsored 
by the Martin Agency in 
Richmond, to expose them to 
advertising as a career. 

At the annual Association for 
Practical and Professional Ethics 
conference in late February, 
Roderic L. Owen, professor of 
philosophy, was the respondent 
to a talk given by psychologist 
Howard Gardner. Gardner spoke 
about his latest book, co-authored 
with two others, Good Work: 
When Excellence and Ethics 

Ed Petkus, associate professor of 
business administration, present- 
ed the paper "Teaching Marketing 
as a Liberal Art?" as a finalist for 
theTeaching Innovation 
Competition at the Society for 
Marketing Advances meetings in 
New Orleans last November. 
Petkus also presented a paper, 
"Experiential Marketing in the 
Arts: Theory and Application," at 
the Decision Sciences Institute 
conference in Washington, D.C., 
last December. His article, 
" Enhancing the Application of 
Experiential Marketing in the 
Arts," was published in the 
International Journal of Nonprofit 
and Voluntary Sector Marketing. 

Peggy Perozzo, assistant profes- 
sor of physics, was published in 
the February 1 issue of the 
Journal of Chemical Physics. She 
was one of seven authors of a 
study entitled "Laser control of 
product electronic states: 
Desorption from alkali halides." 
Her contribution to the research 
was conducted at the Pacific 
Northwest National Laboratory in 
Richland, Washington, during 
summer 2002. 

Associate Professor of Art Paul 
Ryan reviewed the exhibition 
"Articulated Spaces: Paintings by 
Creighton Michael" in the 
January/February 2004 issue of 
Art Papers magazine. 

Sharon Spalding, associate pro- 
fessor of physical education, 
presented "Physical Activity for 
Cadets in the Virginia Women's 
Institute for Leadership" at the 
National Conference on Girls' and 
Women's Health, Physical Activity 
and Sport, February 6 and 7 in 
Shreveport, Louisiana. 

Amy J.Tillerson was named his- 
tory instructor at MBC and 
director of the new, federally fund- 
ed Institute for Decisive Events in 
American History based at the 
college. She has bachelor's and 
master's degrees from Virginia 
Tech and is a Ph.D. candidate at 
Morgan State University in 

Laura van Assendelft, associate 
professor of political science, 
attended the annual meeting of 
the Southern Political Science 
Association January 7-10 in New 
Orleans, Louisiana. She was on 
the executive council for the 
event, chair of the SPSA 
Committee on the Status of 
Women, and chair of the panel 
"Playing Politics: Implementing 
Active Learning Strategies in the 
Classroom." While there, she 
attended the Women's Caucus 
business meeting. Van Assendelft 
also attended the annual meeting 
of the American Political Science 
Association Committee on the 
Status of Women January 26 in 
Washington, D.C. She reviewed 
Mary Anne Borrelli's book The 
President's Cabinet: Gender, 
Power, and Representation in the 
December issue of Perspectives 
on Politics. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 


Ellen Holtz '60, coordinator of 
financial aid for the Adult Degree 
Program and graduate studies, 
retired in March after 48 years at 
Mary Baldwin. Holtz started at the 
college as a day student in 1956 
and began working in the admis- 
sions office soon after graduation. 
She also served as admissions 

counselor and as assistant in the 
registrar's and financial aid offices. 

Stevens Garlick. professor of 
German, after 20 years. 

William Little, associate profes- 
sor of social work, retired last fall. 
He came to Mary Baldwin in 1973 
to create and direct the social 
work program, and he worked for 
many years as a family counselor 

and a professor. Little earned 
degrees at East Carolina 
University and Virginia 
Commonwealth University. He 
said he measures the social work 
program's success by the increas- 
ing numbers of students enrolled 
and the news he gets from gradu- 
ates about their acceptances to 
graduate school or new social-ser- 
vices positions. 

Garlick Makes the Most of His Stages 

By George Graves 

Whether he's teaching German, German his- 
tory or singing Gilbert and 
Sullivan, Stevens Garlick is a performer with 
plenty of fans. Now that he's retiring after 20 
years in Mary Baldwin's Adult Degree 
Program, most of them in the Charlottesville 
regional center, he plans to 
dedicate more time to his 
lifelong pursuit of music. He 
will be professor emeritus 
and teach at MBC part time. 

Garlick, who knows 
his way around a violin and 
a piano, continues to study- 
voice. His latest instructor 
is Sandra McClain, adjunct 
associate professor of music 
at MBC. Garlick also has 
taken voice lessons in 
Germany, and he specializes 
in German lieder, giving solo recitals of the 
songs in this country and abroad. He has 
appeared in operas, and since college he 
has had nearly a dozen bass-baritone roles 
in Gilbert and Sullivan's light operas, 
including several performances in MBC 

Garlick gave a recital — his "swan 
song," as he called it — at Mary Baldwin 
in late March, teaming up with McClain 
and others. Among the pieces on the pro- 
gram was one by Antonin Dvorak, the 
19th century Czech composer. Garlick is 
serious enough about his music to have 
studied Dvorak in the Czech Republic, to 
have learned some Czech, and to make a 
big concession: on concert day, to rest his 
voice, he does his best to talk as little as 

Music is a preoccupation, too, for 
Garlick's wife, Nancy. She teaches clarinet at 
the University of Virginia and plays in groups 
in the area, including the Albemarle 
Ensemble, which she co-founded. A 
native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Garlick has 
long been associated with 
respected liberal-arts institu- 
tions as teacher and student. 
He earned his undergraduate 
degree at Harvard, his mas- 
ter's and doctorate at 

In coming to Virginia and 
Mary Baldwin's Adult 
Degree Program, Garlick 
had to make the transition 
from "standard liberal-arts 
undergraduate teaching" to 
combining instruction and 
advising — for older students — and bearing 
some responsibility "for revenue and num- 
bers. You can't live in the ivory tower." 

As for the students, who typically work 
and often have families and other commit- 
ments, "the highs are higher, the lows are 
lower," he says. 

"You get some marvelous students. You 
also have disappointments" — good students 
who drop out, at least for a while, because 
"their lives intrude." 

Observes Garlick: "You have to come to 
terms with the fact that your influence isn't 
as great as you want it to be sometimes." 
But, he says, "when the student's will is 
there, we can usually find a way. The greatest 
reward is people who hug you when they 
graduate and say they couldn't have done it 
without you." 

She's PEG-ged Her Interest 

By Morgan Alberts Smith '99 

Jill Urquhart '98, associate director of 
admissions for the Program for the 
Exceptionally Gifted at Mary 
Baldwin, is leaving her post to 
enter the Ph.D. program in educa- 
tional psychology at the University 
of Virginia. 

has received a 
graduate assist- 
antship to work 
on a project pro- 
viding mentoring 
to inner-city chil- 
dren and funded 
by the Jacob K. 
Javits Gifted and 

Talented Students Education Grant 
Program. The project, started by 
Urquhart's advisor at the university, 
Mary S. Landrum, an associate pro- 
fessor at the Curry School of 
Education, is called LOGgED On: 
Learning Opportunities for the 
Gifted Economically 
Disadvantaged. It matches, online, 
inner-city children in Charlotte, 
North Carolina, and Baltimore inter- 
ested in science and math with 
mentors in those fields. 

Urquhart and Landrum will 
monitor the students' progress, fol- 
low up with software in 
classrooms, and line up the men- 
tors. Children and their teachers 
are taught how to use the Web so 
the students can contact their 

Urquhart's main interests of 
study are the social and emotional 
growth and development of gifted 
students. Where do they go once 
they get to higher education? How 
are they treated? What is available 
for them? How do they go on to 
succeed? Working in the PEG 
Center has let her see the effects 
of education on young college stu- 
dents who bypass high school. She 
has observed the emotional and 
social structures apparent among 
the gifted young women. 

Said Urquhart: "Why did I 
choose this area of study? Because 
I seem to have a connection with 
gifted students. Dr. Landrum 
believes that I have the ability — 
that I can make a contribution to 
the study of gifted students. She 
has opened the door for me." 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

A True Scholar- Athlete 

Hits a Home Run 

By Dawn Medley 

SEASON, Jordan Armstrong '04 
was determined to propel the 
Mary Baldwin Softball team to the 
top of the Atlantic Women's Colleges 

Armstrong didn't set the goal sim- 
ply because it was her last year to 
play at Mary Baldwin. She didn't 
want a successful season just because 
the team was heartbreakingly close to 
winning it all last year. Although the 
basketball team's trip to the NCAA 
tournament a few months earlier 
inspired her, Armstrong's desire origi- 
nated long before MBC's appearance 
in the national sports arena. 

Armstrong and the softball pro- 
gram grew up together. Softball made 

its debut as a varsity sport the year 
she entered MBC. As she grew into 
leadership roles, softball earned 
recognition with success on the field 
She is the only player with 
four years' experience on the 

"I would have played 
softball whether or not it was 
a varsity sport, but the fact 
that it was elevated to that 
status and that the school had 
completely re-done the field 
made me take it more seri- 
ously," Armstrong said. 

In it first official season, in 2002, 
the team posted a 3-23 overall 
record, but Armstrong's talent shone 
through and she was named to the 

all-conference team. The tern 
improved to 16-20 in its second sea- 
son and lost just one conference game 
— to Hood College. Armstrong 

would have been kidding her- 
self if she didn't admit that 
she was at least a little wor- 
ried it would happen again. 
Growing up in Selma, 
North Carolina, Armstrong 
began playing softball in 
recreational leagues as a 
young girl. Although she was 

rmstrong '04 nQt & member Q f her j unior 

high or high school teams, 
she wanted the sport to be a major 
part of her college life. 

"My spring semester revolves 
around softball practices and 



Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

'Her stats don't always end up in the box score or 
the highlights of the game. You have to he there to 
see the true impact of her skills and determination.' 

games," she said. "It forces you to 
really manage your time. I even con- 
vinced the professors and the other 
people in my senior seminar to 
reschedule the class so I wouldn't 
have to miss it when the team had to 
leave early for away games." 

Almost immediately after start- 
ing to play at MBC, a painful, 
chronic elbow condition worsened to 
the point where Armstrong could not 
throw effectively from her first-base 
position. She settled into a new slot 
at third base, where she matured into 
a team leader, said Head Coach 
Christy Shelton '87. She was a team 
captain her junior and senior years. 

"Each year, you could tell, she 
got a little more vocal and communi- 
cated better," Shelton said. "Since 
she has been on the team from the 
first year, other players look to her 
for direction." 

A broken toe sidelined 
Armstrong for several games her 
sophomore year, but she wasn't con- 
tent to sit out for long. "It hurts a 
little to play with an injury, but it 
hurts more to sit on the bench and 
not be able to play," she said. 

Armstrong adopted the same 
attitude for campus activities out- 
side of sports, holding leadership 
positions in several. She is a member 
of the Student Alumnae Relations 
Society and spent her senior year as 
chair of the college's Honor 
Council. Armstrong also chairs the 
MBC Student Athletics Advisory- 
Council. She is an Honors Scholar 
at MBC and was recently inducted 
into Phi Beta Kappa. 

"You couldn't ask for a better 

student, athlete, and leader," Shelton 
said. "Her stats don't always end up 
in the box score or the highlights of 
the game. You have to be there to see 
the true impact of her skills and 

The conference title game pitted 
MBC against Hood College again 
this year, but this time the Fighting 
Squirrels didn't let the championship 
slip away. After Mary Baldwin won 

the first game in the series against 
Hood, Armstrong hit a home run in 
the ninth inning to give them the sec- 
ond and clinching win. 

Just before she headed for the 
plate, "one of my teammates told me 
to have fun out there," Armstrong 
said. "I knew it was all down to me, 
but that's what I did. It was almost 
like this was a movie script written 
just for me." 

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That Championship Season 

Just four years after entering the Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference in 
varsity Softball, Mary 
Baldwin College earned its 
first trip to the NCAA tour- 
nament after winning its first 
conference championship. 

The team was seeded 
first in the conference tour- 
nament and beat Chatham 
College and Chestnut Hill 
College to meet the Blazers 

of Hood College in the title game. Mary Baldwin won the first game 9-8 in 
the best-of-three series but fell behind in the seventh inning of the second 
game. Hits by Tiffany Morris '06 and Jessica Brown '07 rallied the Squirrels 
to within one run. A two-run homer by team captain Jordan Armstrong '04 
cleared the fence and earned the 5-4 victory. The Squirrels finished the sea- 
son 21-17, the team's best record. 

Freshman shortstop Mina Uejima of Gose City, Nara, Japan, was 
unstoppable in her first year on the team. Uejima earned MBC Athlete of 
the Week for her dedication in starting 17 consecutive games. She recorded 
an on-base percentage of .554 and a batting average of .444. At the time, 
Uejima had also stolen 10 bases in 10 attempts and led the team in assists 
with 37. Head Softball coach Christy Shelton '87 called her a "defensive spe- 
cialist" for the team in addition to her hitting. 

The team lost in the NCAA tournament but "knows now we can play 
at that level," said Shelton. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 



Basketball Earns 
Spot in Tournament 

The Fighting Squirrels earned MBC bas- 
ketball's first trip to the NCAA Division 
III tournament with a conference cham- 
pionship, beating Hood College, the top 
team in the Atlantic Women's Colleges 

"The game was everything a cham- 
pionship should be," said coach Jackie 

But in the tournament, the players 
succumbed to the pressures of being on the 
road — and competing in the biggest game 
of their college careers. Senior Lynn 
Malone led team scoring with 1 1 points 
and fellow senior Lateasha Armstead 
added nine points and 10 rebounds, but 
the team shot just 26 percent from the 
floor. The team was eliminated from the 
national competition in a 101-51 loss 
March 3 to Tennessee's Maryville College 
Lady Scots. 

Despite the loss, Mary Baldwin 
ended the season second in the confer- 
ence with an 11-3 record and 19-9 
overall. Four players were named all- 
conference: Maneisha "Moe" Hardy, 
first team; Katrina Scruggs, second 
team; and Melissa Conyers and Lynn 
Malone, honorable mention. Conyers 
was also named rookie of the year, and 
Bryan, adding to the team's recognition, 
was chosen coach of the year. 

Hardy, MaloneTally 
1,000 Career Points 

Most Mary Baldwin basketball seasons 
pass without a single player reaching one of 
the sport's enduring benchmarks: 1,000 
career points. This year, for the first time, 
two did. 

Senior Lynn Malone sank the basket 
that put her among an elite group of shoot- 
ers in the Fighting Squirrels' 103-58 win 
over Chatham College February 24. 

A week earlier — in a game against 
Southern Virginia University — Malone's 
roommate, senior Maneisha "Moe" Hardy, 
drained a shot from behind the arc that set 
her career scoring at exactly 1,000 points. 

"It's never been a competition," said 
Hardy, a 5-feet, 3-inch point guard. "I 
thought some of my teammates would get 
there before me, actually." 

The team averaged more than 75 
points per game this season, in the top 20 

Lynn Malone 

among Division III 

"It's just awe- 
some," said coach 
Jackie Bryan. "It feels 
good to see this team 
and these individuals 
be so successful." 

Hardy and 
Malone are the fifth 
and sixth MBC play- 
ers to reach 1 ,000 
points. Gay la 
"Goldie" Dodson '84 
holds the scoring 
record with 1,331 
points. Dodson is fol- 
lowed by Nina 
Mouzone '01 with 
1,123 points, Christy 
Shelton '87 with 

1,061 points, and Kim O'Donnell '82 with 
1,005 points. 

Hardy finished the season with 1,081 
points and Malone with 1,065. 

Scoring more than 1,000 points 
capped a successful four-year career for 
Hardy and helped earn her the honor of 
being named Mary Baldwin's 2003-04 
Athlete of the Year. The award recognizes a 
senior who has excelled in athletics, shown 
outstanding leadership, and achieved acad- 
emic success. 

A computer information systems 
major, Hardy started in more than 90 
games at MBC and broke two college 
records — for career assists and steals. She 
was named to all-conference teams three of 
her four years and was as high as second in 
the conference in scoring. 

Freshman Swimmer Fenner 
PropelsTeam into Second Place 

The Fighting Squirrels swim team capped 
off its 2-2 season with a second-place fin- 
ish in the Atlantic 
Women's Colleges 
Conference champi- 
onship at Hood 
College in Frederick, 

Winning their 
events were fresh- 
man Shona Fenner 
in the 400-yard 
intermediate medley 
and the 100-yard backstroke, and the 
200-yard freestyle relay team of Fenner, 

Shonna Fenner 

Kathryn Spicer, Reiko Ishikawa and 
Jennifer Carman. Senior Jennifer Kukla 
joined Fenner, Carman and Spicer on 
the winning 400-yard medley relay 

Fenner, AWCC Rookie of the Year, 
was named to the all-conference team. 
In her first meet, Fenner set an MBC 
record in the 200-meter breaststroke 
with a time of 2:25.37. 

Ishikawa, Kukla, Carman, and 
Spicer were also selected for the all-con- 
ference team. 

Coach Amy Darby '92, a member 
of the 1990-91 swim team, was hon- 
ored as AWCC Coach of the Year. 

Volleyball Team Aces 
National Ranking 

Junior Ryanne McCarraher ranked 13th in 
the nation for serving aces in Division III 
volleyball. The business administration 
major from Richmond, Virginia, recorded 
98 aces in 95 games. 

McCarraher led the Squirrels, 
which finished the season sixth in the 
nation for serving aces. In 100 games, 
the team had 403 aces. 

Championships Coming to MBC 

MBC will host two Atlantic Women's 
Colleges Conference championships in 
2005. Basketball games will be held in 
March and soccer will follow in November. 

Conference championship sites 
rotate among the eight colleges in the 
conference. Hosting the events will give 
Mary Baldwin players home advantage 
and a chance to show off the school and 
the athletic programs, said MBC 
Athletics Director Donna Miller. 

Fencing Team Takes 
Third in State Tourney 

Mary Baldwin's fencing team earned some 
respect in the state tournament this spring. 

The team placed third, as did two of 
its members — Pam Gullickson '05 in 
epee and Valia O' Donnell '06 in foil — in 
individual competition. 

Fencing is a club sport at MBC. 
Elizabeth Fulton '03, who fenced as a stu- 
dent, now coaches it. Also assisting are 
Valerie Gangwer, director of audio-visual 
services for the college library, and sea- 
soned fencers and instructors Carl and 
Jessica Knoch. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

Students Compete in Golden Gloves Boxing 

By Dawn Medley 

Dancing around the ring .it the 
Staunton Boxing ( lub, Ann 
Swope '06 pounds her coach, 
Bruce Frank, with .1 choreographed round 
of rapid punches on the pads he wears on 
Ins hands. 

Without bulky gloves and padded hel 
met, Swope, slight of frame, her nails 
manicured and her makeup evident but sub- 
tle, otters no hint that she's .1 Virginia 
amateur boxing titleholder. 

That's the way she likes it. 

"Almost everybody who finds out I'm 
a boxer has that initial reaction like 'She's 
kidding, right?' " said Swope, who, at 5 
feet, 2 inches, usually competes in the 125- 
pound class. "My actions in the ring are the 
best way to prove I'm serious about it." 

Swope picked up the sport just two 
years ago and claimed the title of Virginia 
state champion of the United States 
Amateur Boxing Association this winter. 
She was one of three Mary Baldwin stu- 
dents who weighed in for the first time at 
the Virginia Golden Gloves competition 
March 13. The state organization is an affil- 
iate ot the national amateur boxing league 
that has produced champions such as Joe 
Louis, Sugar Ray Leonard and Evander 
Holyfield and now claims more than 
22,000 participants. 

Although none of the Mary Baldwin 
athletes got to throw a single punch — 
there were no other women registered to 
fight in their weight classes — the three 
automatically advanced to Golden Gloves 
sectionals in Norfolk later in the spring. 

Sw 1 »pe admits that boxing is not usual- 
ly the sport of choice for women. After 
seeing a demonstration at the Staunton 
Boxing Club with her brother during her 
first year at Mary Baldwin, she was hooked. 

"1 was really interested in the inten- 
sity it had, how the athletes pushed their 
limits," said Swope, an ROTC member 
who jogs regularly, does strength or aero- 
bics workouts a few times a week, and 
attends boxing practice each Monday, 
Wednesday and Friday. When preparing 
for a big competition, she steps up her 
workouts, and, she admits, she some- 
times has to cut back on sweets and 
starches to drop a few pounds. 

"Fighting is not the hard part," said 
Swope "It's all the work leading up to it. I 
want to find my absolute limitations. In the 
ring, it basically comes down to who has 
the most heart." 

In addition to her initial interest, 

Swope found inspiration as a boxer in an 
unlikely place — a book. She poured 
over Joyce Carol Oates' On Boxing and 
understood well the author's explanation 
of the basic differences between male and 
female boxers. 

Her professional role models include 
former Golden Gloves champion Oscar de 
la Hoya, who went on to become a world 
professional champion, and Laila Ali, 
daughter of Muhammad Ali. 

Since Swope started at the Staunton 
Boxing Club, a few other Mary Baldwin 
students have become regulars. Junior Kate 
Melson and senior Amy Anthony have been 
boxing for several months. 

Club coach Bruce Frank initiated 
nights exclusively for women to encourage 
them to develop their skills. Of about 20 
regular participants at the club, five are 
women, he said. 

"A lot of women see boxing as an 
alternative to going to a health club," Frank 
said. "They like it because they can take it 
to any level. They can aspire to win titles or 
just use it as a way to get in shape. If I had a 
choice, I'd have a team that is all women. 
They listen closely and really study their 

Swope balances her boxing regimen 
with a full course load and two jobs. 

"It's worth going through all of that 
to be able to box," she said. "I've gained so 
much confidence in myself. 1 think most 
people here are looking to define them- 
selves. Boxing is helping me do that." 

Self-Defense Syllabus 

Mary Baldwin offers a course in self- 
defense, worth one-half semester hour of 
credit as part of the physical education cur- 
riculum. Taught in 2003-04 by Patty Davis — 
a college employee in the business office 
who is a certified self-defense instructor and 
a black belt in karate — the course includes 
learning the basic punches and kicks for 
defense and how to escape from an aggres- 
sor's hold 

Davis and her sister and colleague at 
Mary Baldwin, Sue Williams, also attended 
Rape Aggression Defense training in 
September and are certified instructors in 
the RAD system, self-defense taught exclu- 
sively to women. 

"One of the most powerful things that 
we came away realizing is that you never 
know when you will be put in that kind of sit- 
uation," Davis said. "Anybody can be a 
victim," Williams added. 

The pair held a RAD course for faculty 
and staff in the fall and hopes to offer anoth- 
er. They would like to make RAD a regular 
offering at Mary Baldwin and open classes 
to all students. James Madison University 
has a RAD-based class and is willing to share 
equipment such as striking pads and attack- 
simulation gear with the college. 

RAD focuses on preventing an attack 
through personal awareness and community 
vigilance, but it also involves a heavy physical 
component, Davis said. The program was con- 
ceived in 1989 by former police officer and U.S. 
Marine Larry Nadeau. More information is 
available at 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 


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Recent projects have included the 
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Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

Laughing, Learning Highlight Alumnae/i Weekend 

By Dawn Medley 

Have you ever wondered what college life was like in the Renaissance? 
Do you know how reconstructed facades transformed Staunton's main 
street into a historic showcase for the city? Would you like to know what 
the inside of the MBC president's house looks like after its renovation? 
After their weekend at Mary Baldwin's Continuing 
Education Experience, nearly 130 alumnae felt more 

informed about these topics and a host of other aca- 
demic and leisure activities. During a daylong 
series of classes in March, returning gradu- 
ates chose activities ranging from 
music of the Renaissance to market- 
ing to yoga and Pilates. 

President Pamela Fox kicked 
off the event with a talk about the 
college's emerging strategic plan, 
and visitors were encouraged to 
take in Shenandoah Shakespeare's 
performance of King Lear at 
Blackfriars Playhouse. The group was 
also treated to a performance at lunch 
by the student gospel group Anointed 
Voices of Praise. 

Eight women reflected on their 
return to campus for the weekend, 
which centered on the theme: 
"recharge your mind, relax your body, 
renew your spirit." 


Ethel Smeak '53, 
professor emerita of English 

I had a blast! There were classes with 
the best teachers, food to die for, and, 
best of all, plenty of time for fellow- 
ship. On this weekend, alums of all 
ages came, from Eleanor Jamison 
Supple '42 to Drew Jacobus and Vicky 
TenBroeck, both in the class of 2005. It 
was a time to visit with good friends 
and get to know interesting alums I had 
never met. 

And, for those who fear the hills of 
MBC, fear no longer. There were shut- 
tles to all parts of the campus so those 
of us who need to can walk on pretty 
flat ground! 

Sue Warfield Caples '60 

The weekend provided a "time out" for 
me. It was a few precious days to relax, 
to learn, to reflect, and to enjoy briefly 
the connection with a place where my 
important growing-up years were spent. 
Mary Baldwin has become a strong and 
enduring thread in the fabric of my life. 
Marriage, family, career and frequent 
relocations followed my MBC days. It is 
the place I can return to that is a con- 
stant — changed but not changed, and 
where I feel connected and confirmed. 

Staunton architect Kathy O'Neill Frazier 78 
talks about preservation. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

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Ann Gordon Abbott Evans '65 

Interacting with students was such an 
important part of my weekend. The mem- 
bers of the Student Alumnae Relations 
Society worked hand in hand with the 
alumnae/i board to make the weekend a 
success. Sunday's brunch with the STARS 
allowed all of us to talk informally about all 
aspects of college life at Mary Baldwin. The 
dining hall was filled with laughter as the 
STARS presented skits about MBC's past 
and present traditions. 

Elizabeth "Betty" Swope '66 

The overall theme was a an appropriate mix of 
intellectual and experiential sessions. Another 
reason participants deemed the conference 
important was the opportunity to reacquaint 
oneself with students who were at Mary 
Baldwin at the same time we were but who 
were not from the same class. 

Katherine "Kathy" Smallwood 75 
What better way to renew our ties with the 
college, enjoy a stimulating group of alum- 
nae and activities, share the vision of our 
new president, and still have a wonderful 
time visiting with a special group of close 
friends and classmates. 

The weekend served as a clear reminder 
of why we had chosen Mary Baldwin years 

ago. The varied educational opportunities, the 
diverse nature of our alumnae and current stu- 
dent body, and the charming town of 
Staunton combined to make our class of '75 
mini-reunion a special occasion. 

Frost Burnett Telegadas '83 

Meeting students for brunch on Sunday, I 
was struck by the fact that I am now the "Old 
Lady" spinning yarns of the bygone era for 
current students. My tales are of Sunday par- 
ties with beer and a band, seated dinners 
served by Eta Betas, and a time when Apple 
Day was a surprise, not a planned event listed 
on everyone's October calendar. The "Old 
Lady" stories when I was a student were 
about mandatory chapel, dress codes and cov- 
ered walkways to keep students warm and dry- 
on their way to class. 

It seems that so much has changed, yet there 
is still enough common ground to enjoy shared 
experiences and a love of the college and the type 
of person it helps build. 

Kellie Warner '90 

As a student, I knew that we had a remark- 
able faculty. This weekend, I was once again 
reminded just how honored we are to have 
professors of such an extraordinary caliber. I 
now have a more mature perspective that rec- 
ognizes that they are not only exceptional 

educators, but that they themselves are stu- 
dents who continue to have a passion for 
learning and growing. 

Dr. Fox's address Friday night was a 
highlight of the weekend. It is obvious that, 
in a very short period of time, she has 
grasped the essence of Mary Baldwin 
College. In spite of constant challenge, we 
have thrived as a traditional yet innovative 

Emily Oehler '93 

Of all the things we put off in our lives, it's 
often easiest to put our closest friends 
behind — behind family, behind work, 
behind errands, behind travel, behind any 
excuse we can find that falls under the cate- 
gory of 'life.' My weekend reminded me 
that of all the things we go through in life, 
'the girls' should come first. The classes 
were fun, interesting, and intimate as 
always, but it was the lesson of friendship 
that earned the 'A.' 

We were together for almost exactly 24 
hours. I don't think we could have packed one 
more minute into that time — one more 
minute of laughter, one more minute of 
embarrassing stories, one more minute of teas- 
ing, one more minute of listening, one more 
minute of hugs, one more minute of advice or 
one more minute of pure joy. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 


Don't forget: Mary Baldwin will waive 
the application fees for prospective 
students referred by alumnae/i. Does 
your neighbor have a daughter in high 
school? Is there a member of your 
church who might be a candidate for 
admission? Let us know about the fine 
young women in your area. Look for 
referral cards in this magazine or go to 
our Web site 
P^tf^tf ancl clic k on Student Referral Form. 


Mary Baldwin College thanks these Mary Baldwin thanks these 
volunteers for their assistance with volunteers for referring students: 
college fairs this past spring: 

Sara Frances Ferrell Shay '40 
Robert Barr "Pete" Keplinger, Betsy Berry Williamson '48 

former parent Sally Armstrong Bingley '60 

Canton, Ohio Carol Emory '65 
JaneTownes '69 Cynthia Knight Wier '68 

Shelbyville, Tennessee Lucy Jones Clyde 77 
Pamela Leigh Anderson '84 Karen Colaw Linkous '87 

Jefferson, Georgia Kelly Reese '01 
Lisa Carr Hogarth '86 Amanda Davis '02 

Orlando, Florida Cindy Thomas Booden '03 
Susan Major '98 JennaWood '03 

Wesley Chapel, Florida Nastacia Kelly '07 

Do We Have Your Correct E-Mail Address? 

You know — the latest, up-to-the-minute, current address. 
E-mail addresses change, people move around, businesses 
buy other businesses. We understand. But we want to stay 
in touch. The Office of Alumnae/i Activities sends out peri- 
odic updates about news and events at Mary Baldwin. So, 
please, help us help you. Make sure we use the e-mail 
address that you use. 
Send changes to 
And thanks! 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

alumnae/i news 
and class notes 













Dear Friends, 

This is my List letter as president of the Alumnae/i 
Association. It has been a great privilege to be 
entrusted by the Board of Directors to fill that role. I 
am proud of the goals completed during my term of 
office but recognize that not a single accomplish- 
ment is mine alone. Each objective that has been met 
is the result of the contributions and hard work of 
many individuals. I have been surrounded by experi- 
enced leaders in the Office of Alumnae/i Activities 
and dynamic, committed members on our Board of 

We have held two healthy conferences for our 
alumnae/i. As a result of superior work done by the 
Staff and all of our board members, alumnae/i of all 
ages returned to campus to be renewed in mind, 
body and spirit. We know from their positive evalu- 
ations that they look forward to ongoing 
opportunities such as this in the future. 

Other business of the association has included 
the ongoing refinement of our bylaws and improv- 
ing the nominating process. We have expanded our 
mentoring program for new board members and 
strengthened our process for identifying alumnae/i 
award winners. Our Marketing and Sales 

Committee has shown an outstanding increase (400 
percent!) in Gift Shop sales during the last two 
years. This is important because the dollars we earn 
are used to fund special projects around the campus. 

An important personal goal ot mine was to 
attend planned events around the country and meet 
with our alumnae/i to share the good news of our 
college. How much I have enjoyed the opportunity 
to meet you and visit in your communities. I am in 
awe of your love for our college and the personal 
accomplishments that you have shared with me. 
Each of you truly embodies the idea of taking Mary 
Baldwin's success personally! 

In July, Ann Gordon Abbott Evans '65 will have 
the honor of guiding the association for the next two 
years. She is a remarkable woman and a fine leader. 
She becomes the president of our alumnae/i group at 
a most exciting time as President Pamela Fox and 
the college community begin to implement the new 
visions for Mary Baldwin. 

With warm regards, 

Sue McDowell Whitlock '67 

We appreciate your continued support. 
If you haven't made a gift this year, 
please consider doing so. 

Try online giving 

through our Web site 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 


Sue McDowell Whitlock '67, president, Lansdale, PA; Ann Gordon Abbott Evans '65, vice president and president elect, Hampton, VA; 
LynnTuggle Gilliland '80, executive director, Office of Alumnae/i Activities, Staunton, VA; Dorian Akerman '92, Arlington, VA; Katherine 
Jackson Anderson '80, Columbia, SC; Pamela Leigh Anderson '84, Jefferson, GA; Alice Blair '86, Alexandria, VA; Nancy Kunkle Carey '51 , 
Staunton, VA; Mary Derby '88, Alexandria, VA; Donia Stevens Eley '02, Pulaski, VA; AnnTrusler Faith '69, Ridgefield, CT; Virginia Royster 
Francisco '64, Staunton, VA; Leigh Hamblin Gordon '78, Richmond, VA; Jean Grainger '70, New York, NY; Charon Wood Hines '95, 
Washington, DC; Christina Holstrom '80, Wyckoff, NJ; Anne Kennan '95, Baltimore, MD; Kathryn Ann McCormack '00, Glen Allen, VA; 
Garnett Clymer Ogden '95, Dallas, TX; Alexis Grier Reid '95, Staunton, VA; Fleet Lynch Roberts '81 , Valentines, VA; Carolyn Gilmer Shaw '60, 
Charlotte, NC; Elizabeth Jennings Shupe '70, Richmond, VA; Janet Russell Steelman '52, Lottsburg, VA; Debbie Feigin Sukin '92, The 
Woodlands, TX; M. Elizabeth Swope '66, Arlington, VA; JaneTownes '69, Shelbyville.TN; Kellie Warner '90, Charlotte, NC. 

class notes 


JANE MATHER Parish of East Dennis 
MA writes: "Glad to be in good health 
and alive at 87 years." 


OPAL NEWTON Garrett of San 

AntonioTX writes: "Mostly I enjoy visit- 
ing our three daughters and their 
families. Two are in Houston and one is 
in Canada. Also enjoy some weekends 
at our lake home." Opal and husband 
Oscar celebrated their 65th wedding 
anniversary in April. 


JEAN BAUM Mair of Bloomfield CT 
continues to reside at Duncaster 
Continuing Care Facility. She writes: 
"I'm reasonably active but counting my 
pennies more closely as time goes on. I 
loved the annual giving brochure that 
showed Memorial and Hill Top. I keep it 
at the foot of my bed." 

MARY VAN ATTA Den- of Boulder CO 
writes: "My husband Vernon E. Derr 
died last July, and I am busy getting my 
life together. My three children have 
been a great help. I continue to work on 
my arthritic knee and hobble around 
with my walker. Old age seems to 
come at an inconvenient time!" 


HARRIET ANGIER Kuhn of Newton 
NC moved to Abernathy Retirement 
Center in November 2002. She writes: 
"My son lives in my former home in 
Conover NC. I attend Beth-Eden 
Lutheran Church, visit a nursing center, 
play bridge every Thursday, attend exer- 
cise sessions on Mondays, 
Wednesdays and Fridays, and play 
duplicate bridge every second Friday." 

MALVINE PAXTON Graham of Pulaski 

VA fell last summer and broke her hip 
and leg. She spent July and August in 

the hospital and is "mending at home" 
while learning to walk again. 

Moorhead of Lynchburg VA writes: "At 
the age of 85, I was diagnosed with 
Parkinson's disease and am totally 
dependent on a walker for help getting 



Fredericksburg VA writes: " I am caring for 
an 84-year-old woman full time. Her 
memory has become so short, she for- 
gets the name of the person whom she 
has just met Thank goodness I can laugh 
at her and fuss at her. I am sure that all of 
you my age know who 'she' is! " 

HANNAH CAMPBELL Boatwright of 

Newport News VA writes: "My son 
Wes was concerned about my living 
alone and would have liked for me to 
move to Washington D.C. where he and 
his wife live, but we both realized I 
would be leaving my friends of the last 
44 years. So, I moved to The 
Chesapeake, a Baptist retirement com- 
munity where I have a good-sized 
apartment- It was the right decision 
and, fortunately, I could bring my 19- 
year-old cat Billy with me. He was an 
indoor/outdoor cat, so now he has to 
adjust to going out on a leash and is 
doing quite well. It's also nice that there 
are about a dozen people from my 
Hidenwood Presbyterian Church who 
were already living here when I arrived. 
We are all still active in our church and 
its activities. I'm in good health and still 
play tennis twice a week — doubles, of 
course, which surprises people when 
they find out my age: 81 ! 

PEARL EPLING Culp of Salt Lake City 
UT has lived in California during the win- 
ter months since 1968. She writes: "I 
still keep in touch with a few Mary 
Baldwin friends. 62 years since I gradu- 
ated — I can't believe it!" 


King William VA writes: "Still a church 
organist and continuing to work at our 
two funeral homes since retiring from 
teaching in 1975." 

MARY SIMPSON Bailey of Columbia 
SC writes: "Still healthy and happy at 
82, thank God." 



Caroline Hunt of Dallas TX was 
honored by The Family Place of 
Dallas with theTrailblazer Award in 
2003, and by the Junior League of 
Los Angeles with its National 
Lifetime Achievement Award in 
March 2004. 

SALLY WHEAT Porter of Haverford PA 
writes: "Enjoying my community living 
here at The Quadrangle. I'm still painting 
and attending a wonderful Bible study." 


Reid of Staunton VA writes: "On my 
45th year as a church school teacher at 
First Presbyterian Church. I still enjoy 
my rose garden. I've met Dr. Fox and 
think she's a good match for MBC." 


husband William of Des Moines WA are 
planning to move into Wesley Homes, 
a United Methodist retirement com- 
munity. Laura writes: "Downsizing 
after 52 years is a big job, but there 
are many friends there and we're 
going to enjoy it. Enjoyed the latest 
magazine you sent!" 



likes living in Lexington VA. She writes: 
"Thanks for all my training at MBC. I 
have been able to be involved in many 

HELEN BLACK Sinnott moved to a 
new home in Portsmouth NH in 
February. She writes: "Very happy up 
here. I'm closer to family." 


Mt. Airy NC celebrated the birth of 
first great-grandchild Andrew McNeil 
Hopkinson June 6, 2003. She writes: 
"His grandmother Beverly is my 
daughter. The parents, Heather and 
Steve Hopkinson, both teach at New 
Bern High School in New Bern NC, 
where they reside. My youngest son 
William Darden Britt and his wife 
notified us of our first great-grand- 
daughter's arrival October 30, 2003. 
Her name is Alexis Marie Britt. The 
family lives in Chesapeake VA." 


of Winston-Salem NC writes: "I had a 
wreck and broke my back in August, 
right after another medical mission to 
Lithuania. Went to Honduras on a 
medical mission in February and 

Reynolds of Gettysburg PA writes: 
"I'm still active in garden club activi- 
ties and am a master flower show 
judge emeritus. I am also a past pres- 
ident of The National Society Colonial 
Dames XVII Century (Maryland). 
Enjoying travel and staying at our 
time share condominiums in Hilton 
Head SC." 


Thorne of Darien CT says she enjoyed 
visiting canyons in their snow-covered 
beauty in January. She also visited with 
CLARKE Kirk '48 in Durham NC and 
with other southern relatives in 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

ELIZABETH "BETTY" BOYER Bullock '56 enjoyed a week of sailing in February with 
three classmates on the Royal Clipper, a five-masted sailboat. Soaking up the sea and 
Henderson and SUSAN "SUE" DOZIER Grotz 

VIRGINIA "GIN" GONDER O'Neill '66 married Tom O'Neill December 21, 
2002, at the home of her father Richard Gonder. This family wedding photo 
shows (front row, I to r)Tom, Gin, (back row, I to rl son Kirk, stepson Chris, and 
daughter Sadie. 


LufkinTX writes: "My husband and I 
sailed in January to ports in the 
Caribbean We take care of our grand- 
daughter, 9, while her mother works. 
It's a challenge but also fun." 


Leesburg VA was diagnosed with an 
advanced case of lung cancer in April 
2003 — "quite a shock since I'm not a 
smoker" — but recently learned that, 
after treatment, " I am cancer free — 
such great news. Thanks for all the 
prayers and to God for my healing ." She 
thinks the cancer may have been 
caused "by the environment." 


BETTY "JO" BALES Gallagher of 

Richmond VA produced a video featur- 
ing Syngman Rhee and the plight of 
North Korea. She writes: "A good 
resource for all church school classes 
and groups, ecumenical and secular." 

BETTIE BARNETT Lombard of Tucson 
AZ celebrated her 53rd wedding 
anniversary in Hawaii in April. She 
writes: "If any classmates come to 
Arizona, please call I" 

BETSY BERRY Williamson of 

Richmond VA stays busy: "Water aer- 
obics for arthritis, caretaker for 
husband using a walker, playing lots 
of bridge, and teaching 2-year-olds at 
Sunday school." 

BETTY GASTON Patton of Morganton 
NC writes. "Frank and I married three 
years ago and recently had a good trip 
on the Queen Elizabeth from England 
to Florida. We stopped in Cherbourg, 
France: Madeira; andTenenfe, one of 
the Canary was a fun trip! " 

MARTHA GODWIN Saunders of Suffolk 
VA reports that she and husband Curtis 
are well and happy The couple moved 
into a cottage at Lake Prince Center, a 
retirement community, a year ago. 

JANE HAMMOND Jervey of Columbia 
SC continues teaching Spanish as an 
adjunct professor at Midland Technical 

JANEY MARTIN Tanner writes "Jim 
and I live a quiet, peaceful and happy 
life in the beautiful horse country of 
Ocala FL. We are reasonably healthy for 
old guys and still playing golf. I think of 
MBC and my classmates often" 


CARRIE "JACKIE" HAM Tarkington of 

Staunton VA writes: "I'm now a great- 
grandmother to a precious baby boy 
named Lee Victor Cox, born June 11. 


Peduto and husband Edward of 
Nornstown PA are enjoying their retire- 
ment. She writes: "Our four sons and 
their families came home for a 
Thanksgiving reunion in 2003." 

MARY HORTON Waldron of 

Gaithersburg MD celebrated her 75th 
birthday this past winter. She writes: 
"I'm beginning to realize how much time 
has passed. What a wonderful life! " 

MARY MATTHEWS Park of Norfolk VA 
moved into a condominium 


Montgomery AL writes: "Ben and I cel- 
ebrated our 50th wedding anniversary 
June 3, 2003. It was a family affair. We 
took all 18 of us to an Alabama resort 
for a long weekend. It gave us the 
opportunity for the siblings to visit and 
the eight grandchildren to get to know 
each other better." 

ANITA THEE Graham of Columbia SC 
enioyed meeting Mary Baldwin 
President Pamela Fox in April. She 
writes "In January, Larry and 


were in Columbia We had a fun evening 
and were |0ined by CHARLOTTE 
"CHAR" JACKSON Berry '51 and her 

husband Joe." 


WILMA HODGE Obaugh of McDowell 
VA is enjoying retirement and spending 
time with 10 grandchildren She writes: 
"Visited RUTH DE GRAFF Condra '51 
my MBC roommate, in Wilmington DE 
last fall ANN DEATON Fendrick '51 
and husband Jim visited with me on 
their way back to Ohio from their vaca- 
tion. They're retired with three 
grandchildren She's still beautiful." 


Ripley enioyed the Mary Baldwin get- 
together to meet Dr. Pamela Fox at 
Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey. 

DOROTHY SMITH Purse writes 
"Enjoying living in Dallas. Two daugh- 
ters live here, and one is not far away I 
have three grandchildren attending 
Texas A&M University and one still in 
high school. Time spent at church and 
with a women's PEO (Philanthropic 
Educational Organization)" 

JANE WOODRUFF Lucas of Charlotte 
NC celebrated the birth of her ninth 
grandbaby. She writes: "Everybody is 
doing fine. I'm still reliving the happy 
memories of our 50th reunion!" 


SUE MCMANUS of Penney Farms FL 
writes "I've relocated to Penney 
Retirement Community which was 
established by Mr. J.C. Penney. It is like 
a small village with homes and apart- 
ments, bicycles, golf carts and walkers. 
Many retired ministers and missionar- 
ies. A beautiful spirit is here" 

writes: "Bill and I continue to enjoy our 
life in sunny Florida. Our daughter Lyn 
lives in WimberleyTX with her husband 
and four children. Our son is in Austin 
TX, and our adopted daughter Ana and 
her two children live close by in St. 

JO ANNTHACKER West of Roanoke 
VA writes: "On June 1, 2003, my hus- 
band of 47 years died after a brief 
illness. It has been a very difficult 
adjustment for me. However, I have 
been so busy learning to manage my 
affairs, I have little time to think" 

JO ANNE VAMES Stamus of 

Roanoke VA enjoyed her 50th reunion 
in May 2003 She writes: "I hope I 
can attend our 55th. Enioyed meeting 
Dr. Fox and her husband Dan in 
Roanoke this past fall." 


ANDREA BETHEA Shepherd of 

Atlanta GA was excited to attend her 
50th class reunion at Mary Baldwin in 


Houston TX writes: "We celebrated 
our 50th wedding anniversary with a 
formal dinner and dance at the 
Petroleum Club of Houston. It was a 
special night!" 

JEAN FEAR Clements of 

MartinsburgWV writes: "I've lived 
here for 20 years and love it. I've met 
wonderful friends and do many things 
in the community. I'm a member of a 
woman's club, garden club, PE O., 
and a bridge group. I have seven 
grandchildren who live within two 
hours from me. My husband died 
eight years ago." 

Zirkle of Harrisonburg VA enjoyed 
attending her class reunion in May, 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 


of BellevueWA traveled to Staunton 
this spring to visit her 92-year-old moth- 
er and the Mary Baldwin campus. She 
reports that granddaughter Mellina 
graduated from the University of 
Washington in June, and grandson Kyle 
and her older son Brian work together 
at H.O. Sports. She writes: "Kyle's wife 
Ann works forTectura. Brian and Lana's 
sons Bryce, 6, and Trent, 4, are growing 
fast. Our daughter Cyndi is earning her 
master's in education and teaches sec- 
ond and third grades." 



Riverside IL says she's trying to stay 
limber to keep up with her nine grand- 
children. She regrets not being able to 
attend Mary Baldwin's Continuing 
Education Experience in March. 


SUSAN ANDES Pittman of Raleigh 
NC writes: "Getting old(er) is not for 
sissies! Life is good, and there is still 
much to see and learn." 

Bullock of Rotonda West FL enjoyed 
a week of sailing in February on the 
Royal Clipper, a five-masted sailboat. 
Joining her were friends and '56 
classmates SUSAN "SUE" DOZIER 
Henderson and MARY "SUSIE" 
PRIESTMAN Bryan along with Sue's 
husband Art and another friend. Betty 
writes: "We visited several islands in 
the Windward Island group, but per- 
haps the highlight was being in full 
sail under all 42 sails! Sitting on the 
bowsprit netting and watching about 
50 dolphins playing in front of the 
ship as she sailed wasn't too bad 
either. When on St. Kitts, we had a 
grand time riding a train with an 
enclosed air-conditioned lower deck 
and an upper deck that was open to 

the sea breezes. Another fun thing 
we did was to ride through the rain 
forest in a cable car, then up to a sus- 
pension bridge, which we walked 
across. Coming back down, the cable 
car went over the rain forest so you 
got quite a different view of it. We 
also took a 4x4 tour of St. Lucia and, 
of course, never to be forgotten, had 
gelato ice cream cones on the lies 
des Saintes. Triple scoop anyone? The 
food on board was also very good, 
and a wonderful time was had by all." 

BETTYE HURT Ingram of Harlan KY 
says that volunteer work in the com- 
munity keeps her and husband John 
busy. She writes: "We took a two- 
week trip to Alaska in August 2003. It 
was great!" 

Maultsby of Burlington NC writes: 
"Still enjoying travel, especially to hear 
our daughter sing. I also love being with 
our eight grandchildren. I continue to 
work occassionally in the Health Care 
Center at Elon University." 

Williams of Matthews NC recently cel- 
ebrated the birth of her ninth grandchild 
(five boys and four girls). She writes: 
"All but one live near us in Charlotte. 
We are truly blessed!" 


PAULA BRANCH Holt of San Francisco 
CA writes: "Working for a Ph.D., for 
fun, and continuing my practice of psy- 

Robbins of Eagles Point OR writes: 
"Our children have all graduated from 
colleges in this part of the country and 
live out here, so our interests are in this 
area. I still enjoy reading about MBC 
and all its accomplishments." 


Baltimore MD writes: "So sorry to have 
missed my 45th! Health problems, 
including a heart attack. But we're terrif- 
ic now, enjoying our beautiful 
grandsons: Josh, 8, and Jake, 6. Best 
wishes to all!" 



Fowlkes of Richmond VA writes: 
"Same old things. I enjoy church work, 
book and stock clubs, the yard and 
wonderful neighbors. Hope I can stay 
right here!" 

CAROLYN GRIFFIS Smith of Frederick 
MD writes: "George is semi-retired, 
and I'm babysitting on Mondays and 
Fridays. Jack, 3, and Anne, 1 , are 
adorable and a real handful!" 

MARTHA THULIN Leynes-Selbert of 

Powhatan VA writes: "Fully retired from 
hospital work. Now I have time for 
grandchildren, training my horses and 
competing in judged trail rides." 


Waynesboro VA enjoys playing with her 
five grandchildren. 



Halifax VA is enjoying her retirement 
from teaching. 

LOUISA JONES Painter of 

Harrisonburg VA moved into a large 
counseling office at 481 E. Market 
Street in Harrisonburg.where she has a 
holistic counseling practice. 


Pascagoula MS writes: "We have five 
grandsons, ages 3 months to 9. We 
travel as much as possible — last year 
to Turkey and this year to Israel, Jordan, 
and Panama (to watch our son take his 
sailboat through the canal)." 

Over last Thanksgiving holiday, 1999 classmates (I to r) 
HEATHER FARIS had a "good times outing" at Tyson's 
Corner II and FAO Schwarz. 

Best friends and '01 classmates (I to r) KRISTIN 
MRAZIK Cole (U.S. Army) and MEGAN "WENDY" 

FOSCUE Armstrong (U.S. Air Force), both first lieu- 
tenants, spent a few hours together in Afghanistan to 
mark Kristin's birthday. 

SUSAN ELY Ryan of Albuquerque NM 
writes: "My darling husband Charles 
died in April 2003 after a two-year battle 
with cancer." 


of Yorktown VA stays busy traveling and 
doing volunteer work. She writes: " I 
spent two weeks in England and 
Scotland in June 2003, along with my 
husband Larry and my roommate BAR- 
BARA WILLIAMS Craig '61 and her 
husband. Larry and I spent Christmas 
2003 in Stuttgart, Germany, with our 
son and his family." 


Hayes of Hampton VA stays busy with 
family, friends, exercise and church. 

PENN WALKER Flournoy moved to 
Atlantic Beach NC and recently cele- 
brated the birth of her first grandchild. 
She enjoys playing tennis and bridge, 
and traveled to South America in late 


LYNN BUTTS Preston of Boulder CO 
enjoyed a visit last Christmas from 
classmate SUE JORDAN Rodarte of 

San Antonio TX. 

MELISSA KIMES Mullgardt of Fenton 
MD writes: "We moved into a new 
home after 34 years in a century-plus 

SHEARER TROXELL Luck of Ashland 
VA writes: "In September 2003, our 
fourth grandchild was born. In April 
2004, our fourth child was married. In 
Merchant '63 and I traveled to Death 
Valley and hiked before meeting 
LYNN BUTTS Preston '63 to kayak 
the Colorado River in Arizona with an 
Elderhostel group. Jack and I visited 
our son and his family in Oregon, and 
in March traveled to Panama. Busy 
but happy!" 



West Simsbury CT writes: "I fulfilled 
a lifelong dream and went with four 
friends to Africa in March of last 
year. It exceeded all of my expecta- 
tions and was an adventure of a 

BEVERLY ESTES Bates of Richmond 
VA is happily expecting the arrival of her 
first grandchild (a boy). 

STEWART FAIR Barbour of Yazoo City 
MS writes: "We are enjoying four lovely 
granddaughters. They help with my 
Welsh ponies!" 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

NANCY KAPP of Pierre SD was called 
to the position of "solo pastor" at Oake 
Presbyterian Church in Pierre. 

NANCY ROWE Hull of Darmstadt- 
Eberstadt, Germany, writes: 
"Enjoying life in Germany, where I 
have lived since 1998 with the second 
love of my life, a retired professor of 
electro-mechanical engineering with 
more hobbies than time (Super 8 
films, DVDs, model aircraft, chessl. 
My 31-year-old health publications 
business (Pritchett & Hull Assoc Inc 
in Atlanta GA) is still going strong 
under new ownership as of 2003. I'm 
excited about our new president 
Pamela Fox and look forward to con- 
tinued news through the Mary 
Baldwin College Magazine" 

E "BYRD" WILLIAMS Abbott of 

Charlottesville VA continues to love her 
career of 22 years as a real-estate bro- 
ker. She says she has "three beautiful 

Graduates Honor Professor in Spain 


SUSAN BROWNE Webb of Covington 
VA opened a business called Art on the 
Floor in Lexington VA with husband 
Fred and son Will, selling Persian rugs 
and offering home consultation, delivery 
and shipping. She writes: "It's wonder- 
ful to be in Lexington again, where Fred 
and I dated for four years while I was at 
MBC and he was at W&L. We love hav- 
ing our business on Mam Street" She 
hopes any alumnae living in Lexington 
or passing through will come to her 
shop at 16 North Main and say hello 
Susan also reports that Margaret Bailey 
of Oklahoma City, great-granddaughter 
of Rufus Bailey, recently died. Susan 
enioyed visiting Margaret when she and 
Fred lived in Oklahoma. 

Fairley writes: "We love our move to 
Punta Gorda FL. I'm very involved in the 
Peace River Wildlife Center, a rehabilita- 
tion center for native wildlife We have 
birds on display, including eagles, sand- 
hill cranes, etc. I've created classes for 
children and am looking forward to 
expanding our education program." 

DIANE COOPER Byers of Weaverville 
NC writes: "I have five granddaughters 
and one grandson, and I am expecting 
another grandson in Junel I retired from 
teaching at the end of this school year." 

JUNE EARLY Fraim of Oakton VA 
announces the birth of a grandson in 
April 2003 

MARIAN GORDIN of Atlanta GA rode 
BRAG (Bicycle Ride Across Georgia) 
423 miles in 2003. She writes: "Turned 
60 in April with numerous celebrations 
Active as a lay reader and lay euchanst 
minister at St Bartholomew's Episcopal 
Church in Atlanta." 

By Dawn Medley 

All .i group of alumnae really wanted to do 
was reunite and have dinner with a former profes- 
sor — in Spain. It was a long way to go tor a 
dinner date, but not too much to ask of 15 gradu- 
ates who went to Madrid in April to honor 
Dorothy Mulberry, professor emerita of Spanish 
and international studies. 

Mulberry was the founding director of the 
Mary Baldwin Academic Year in Madrid program, 
which often provided life-changing experiences for 
students who participated between 1962 and 
1975. She also served as dean of the college from 
1975 to 1980 and is an honorary alumna of the 

"It was a program that is worth bragging 
about," Mulberry said about the study abroad year 
in Madrid. While in the city, the group visited four 
of its former professors from the International 
Institute in Spain, where the MBC program was 
housed. Mulberry had not seen many of the atten- 
dees since graduation — 30 to 40 years ago. 

"It felt so wonderful being there," said Sara 
Jane Hartman '65, one of the organizers. The 
group reminisced about the junior or senior year 
abroad as a way of thanking Mulberry for devel- 
oping the program. "The professors were all so 
touched that we remembered them and looked 
them up." 

Hartman and other alumnae/i are creating a 
scholarship fund in Mulberry's name. 

Harriet Lane Cordero's participation in the 
program in its final year had more impact on her 
life than she could have imagined. Cordero, Class 
of 1975, met her husband on the trip and later 
worked in international banking. 

"She demanded the best of us," Cordero said 
of Mulberry. "Our reward was to go to Spain and 
live what she herself loved so much." 

Hartman's life changed, too, after studying in 
Spain. She joined the Peace Corps and spent sever- 
al years in Chile. 

Dorothy Mulberry, professor emerita, (second row, third 
from right) and friends, family and former students 

"Being together again, I think we realized 
that the program was unique and it influenced 
every student," she said. "It directly influenced 
the choices in my life." 

Meredith Carter Patterson, Hartman's class- 
mate, said her love of Spain and its language 
spilled over to her daughter, Jill. "The pebble 
dropped in the pond has far-reaching ripple 
effects," said Patterson, referring to her daughter's 
work with Campus Crusade for Christ at the 
University of Granada. 

Laurent Boetsch, a Spanish professor and for- 
mer provost at Washington and Lee University, 
was a junior at Washington and Lee when he was 
accepted into the Madrid program in 1967. The 
program was primarily open to MBC students, but 
Mulberry allowed students at other colleges to par- 

"It turned out to be a life-determining experi- 
ence that has shaped almost everything I have done 
since, from marrying an MBC graduate (Elizabeth 
Lamar Boetsch '69) to getting a doctorate in 
Spanish to teaching and now to working in an 
important new phase of international education," 
said Boetsch, who is on sabbatical leave in Madrid 
as a visiting professor in the Hamilton College 
Academic Year in Spain. 

"As a professor, I know that nothing is quite 
as gratifying as the recognition of former stu- 
dents," he said. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

ANN MEBANE Levine of Atlanta GA 
retired after 23 years of working at 
West Virginia University. She writes: 
"I've relocated from Morgantown VW 
to Atlanta where my daughter Cindy, 
her husband and two children live. I love 
being near my grandchildren, ages 3 
and 3 months. I'm looking forward to 
reconnecting with Atlanta friends. I 
lived here over 30 years ago! " 


Prattville AL married Bobby A. 
Chambliss in 2002 and has five grand- 
children. Melanie retired from teaching 
in May, and son Tedford Taylor married 
in June. 



Evans GA writes: "I'm still teaching in 
the Georgia public school system. I 
have three grandchildren — one who 
attends my school . What a treat ! " 


Shepherdstown WV writes: "I'm enjoy- 
ing the grandmother phase with three 
wonderful granddaughters living in 
nearby Winchester VA. I work as the 
human resources director of a health 
center where I frequently have occa- 
sion to speak Spanish in 
communicating with patients and staff." 

BETSEY GALLAGHER Satterfield of 

Lewisburg WV writes: "Bill and I are 
enjoying grandson Riley, 3, and are 
excited for our daughter MARY 

who had identical twin girls: Julia Ellynn 
and Lauren Elisabeth, born January 16, 
2004. More MBC potential!" 


Nags Head NC married Tom O'Neill 
December 21 , 2002, at the home of her 
father Richard Gonder. Other family 
members attending the wedding includ- 
ed Gin's son Kirk, daughter Sadie, and 
stepson Chris. The couple celebrated 
their first anniversary at the beach and 
enioyed eating the top layer of their 
wedding cake. Gin writes: "It was the 
best cake I've ever tasted" 

Glass of Grimstead VA retired in 
2000 after 34 years of teaching. 
She writes: "Moved to Gwynn's 
Island VA a couple of years ago 
and traveled on a power boat 
doing The Great Circle. I left the 
Chesapeake Bay in June 2003, 
traveled up the Inland Waterway 
and across the Erie Canal, the 
Trent-Severn Waterway in Ontario, 
Lake Michigan, the Mississippi 
River, the Illinois River, and the 
Tennessee-Tom big bee. "Page 
completed her trip traveling from 
Lake Pontchartrain in New 
Orleans back to the Chesapeake 
Bay this spring. 


Greenville SC writes: "Jimmy and I are 
looking forward to retiring from banking 
and interior design in a few years. We 
plan to retire to the Gulf Coast and 
spend more time with our grandchil- 
dren: Walker, 5, and Avery, 2, our 
daughters and extended families." 


Durham NC teaches at Trinity School of 
Durham and Chapel Hill. She writes: "It 
is a classical Christian school. The cur- 
riculum inspires me, as it is based on 
the classical model of theTrivium — 
grammar, logic and rhetoric. It is the job 
of a lifetime!" 

CAROL STORM Smith of Singer Island 
FL celebrates her 10th year as vice 
president of development for Planned 
Parenthood of the Palm Beach and 
Treasure Coast Area. Carol is the 
proud grandmother of Mya 
Millholland Smith, 3, and Catherine 
Storm Smith, 6 months. 

PAMELA WAVELL Clark of Coleman 
GA celebrated the birth of grandson 


McGarrity of Portland OR writes: 
"Living in a floating home on the 
Columbia River with long-time friend 
Bob Baldwin (no kin to Mary). 
Sailing's in our blood — for fun and 
for work. Good wishes in 2004! " 


Newport News VA says that she and 
husband John are expecting three 
grandchildren in the spring and sum- 
mer, "including one set of twins, our 
very first." 


Richmond VA writes: "Our son Richard 
and his family moved to Cleveland MS 
where he's teaching choral music at 
Delta State University. He is writing a 
thesis for his MDA." 


Wintergreen VA writes: "I've enjoyed 
serving on Mary Baldwin's advisory 
board of visitors this year, which has 
given me the opportunity to reconnect 
with class of '67 friends I " 


of Savannah GA writes: "I remarried in 
June 2003. My husband is Dr. Hugh 
Arnold, a political science professor. We 
first met years ago at the University of 
Georgia, and had not seen each other 
for many years." 

EMILY WRIGHT Mallory of Roanoke 
VA writes: "Our daughter Julia Craven 
and her family moved to Lexington KY 
in June 2003. Her husband Rolf 
moved his research to the University 
of Kentucky and is lecturing in the 
medical school. Julia is teaching two 
classes at Lexington Community 
College and working in Rolf's lab. We 
were there in the fall to celebrate 
Joseph's third birthday. Son Bo and his 
wife Lisa bought a log cabin on top of 
a ridge in Black Mountain NC. My hus- 
band Brooke helped Bo refurbish the 

exterior and they had a lot of bonding 
time on the scaffold. I still work part 
time as a decorator." 


LYNN BOYD Hewitt of Raphine VA 
works part time at Woodrow Wilson 
Rehabilitation Center in FishersvilleVA 
and teaches carriage driving when she's 
not "playing with her horses." 

TEMPE GRANT Thomas of Bethesda 
MD is in her 18th year of teaching 3- 
year-olds and in her 17th year as 
director of an after school childcare pro- 
gram for school-age children. She has a 
daughter who is an actress in Chicago 
and another daughter who is a rising 
junior at Boston University. 


Memphis TN writes: "After 25 years, I 
retired in October 2003 from FedEx. 
I'm traveling a lot with my husband of 
four years, John Ogles. I miss my old 


ANGIER BROCK Caudle of Richmond 
VA has two granddaughters: Jane 
Angier Caudle and Lida Francis Caudle. 
Angier continues teaching and doing 
faculty development for the writing pro- 
gram in the English department at 
Virginia Commonwealth University. 

JUDITH JONES Stevens of Mt. Airy 
NC writes: "I'm a grandmother! Son 
Allen, his wife and daughter, 1 , live in 
Mt. Airy, so I see them often. Older son 


How can you thank those whose love, 
support, and ideas helped to shape your 
character, your values, your very life? 

For information about memorial opportunities 
at Mary Baldwin College, call or write: 

Martha Masters '69 

Director of Capital Support and Planned Giving 

Mary Baldwin College 

Staunton, VA 24401 


Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

Hal is in Seattle. We visit often. 
Husband John in semi-retired and we 
do a lot of traveling." 


Nashville TN reports that son Paul 
received an appointment to the U.S. 
Air Force Academy, starting July 1 
She writes: "We look forward to 
exploring Colorado Springs CO and 
the surrounding areas" 

MO writes "I'm so sorry I missed the 
35th reunion in May I was working at 
the Shakespeare Festival of St Louis on 
a production of As You Like It It was 
performed outdoors in Forest Park the 
same weekend as the reunion," 

GAYLE LESTER of N. Bethesda MD 
continues to enjoy working at the 
National Institutes of Health in 


Atlanta GA writes: "Busy, busy with 
Leapfrog Services Inc., Mary Baldwin, 
corporate boards, civic work and three 
geographically dispersed children 
Lessie, 29, is a Duke grad and doing 
real estate in Boston; Fielding, 25. a 
Duke grad, has her captain's license and 
is leading Outward Bound off 
Thompson Island: and Will, 22, is a 
senior at Brown University, maioring in 
philosophy and Ultimate Fnsbee. Ross 
and I are happily 'empty nestin.'" 

JENNIFER MACK Urquhart of 

Honolulu HI writes: "Urquhart & 
Associates, Inc., of which I am presi- 
dent, is entering it's fourth successful 
year with assignments in Maui and 
Honolulu, Chicago, upstate New York, 
and Monaco. U&A is a marketing and 
management consulting firm based in 

Mason of Norfork VA writes: "Enioying 
serving on the MBC Board of Trustees! 
I cut back to part-time status at work on 
January 1. 2004 It's great to have 
some free time" 

JANETOWNES of ShelbyvilleTN 
writes: "MBC alumnae networking is 
making life easier ALEXIS HERB- 
STER '97 helped me line up a Rotary 
program with the Nashville Predators 
hockey team, and my houseguests 
are eating better with 'good eats' 
from Baked by Beth, the catering 
business of LAURA 'BETH' PALK 
Hooper '93 " 





writes "Dave retired from the Marine 
Corps in August 2003 and took a |Ob in 
New Orleans LA. We bought a beautiful 
old house in the Garden District We're 
proud new grandparents to Riley 
Anderson Pickett, a darling girl born 
Octoer 28, 2003. Son Jeff is working in 
DC, and Stacey is still in Atlanta with 
Mike Riley." 

Silver Springs MD writes: "After 
spending 30 years analyzing public 
policy issues in higher education. I'm 
now working with high school stu- 
dents, helping them select colleges 
and careers," 

KAREN KELLY Hartley of Villa Rica GA 
writes: "I'm still happily running my 
own decorating and interior design busi- 
ness. All three kids are away in school: 
Jenny, 25, is working on her master's in 
early childhood development at the 
University of West Virginia, and Michael 
and Brian, 22, are finally college 
seniors, planning to attend study abroad 
summer programs in London." 



Charlottesville VA writes: "My daughter 
had her second child (Ryan William 
Manning! October 31, 2003, so I now 
have a granddaughter (Sarah Beth 
Manning) and a grandson. I'm still 
teaching high school science I saw a lot 
of my MBC friends last summer at the 
weddings of the sons of classmates 
JONES McElroy 

SALLY VIA Matthews of Houston TX 
writes: "Our daughter Elizabeth gradu- 
ated from Davidson College this year, 
Catherine follows next year, graduat- 
ing from Vanderbilt University (her 
dad's alma mater), and Jack is a rising 
high school senior beginning the col- 
lege search process! Larkin is still 
building homes here in Houston, and I 
continue to work as finance director 
at our church." 



Marietta GA writes: "Still living in the 
Atlanta suburbs, working as an insur- 
ance underwriter and chaffeur for our 
15-year-old daughter Alyson, who's a 
very active sophomore in high school." 


Columbia SC has been certified by the 
South Carolina Supreme Court as a spe- 
cialist in estate planning and probate 
law. Husband Rick is serving as presi- 
dent of the South Carolina Society of 


Burlington NC writes: "Our daughter 
graduated from the College of 
Charleston, and our son Keith is a ris- 
ing senior at the University of South 
Carolina I had a nice trip to Dallas 
Bagby '73 to see CATHERINE 
CROSS Hallberg '73 

LOUISE REID Thyson of Vienna VA is 
excited to become a grandmother in 

Allison of Barboursville VA writes: 
"My older son Neville graduated from 
JMU in Harrisonburg in May 2003 
My younger son Brandon is a rising 
sophomore at Mary Washington 
College in Fredericksburg. My hus- 
band Roe and I renewed our wedding 
vows (after 27 years) on the island of 
St. Lucia, where we spent a week 
just after Christmas at the Sandals 
beach resort." 

looks forward to building on her fami- 
ly's farm in Hanover County. She 
writes: "After being away from 
Virginia for eight years, it's sweet to 
be available for the frequent family 

SUSAN GREEN Coulter of Cary NC 
reunited with classmates MAR- 
WALTON Wynkoop and ANN "HAS- 
SIE" CLARK Ferebee at Edisto Beach 
SC. She writes: "It was like the old 
days in North Bailey!" 



Charleston SC completed her degree in 
historic preservation and community 
planning at the College of Charleston. 
She now works for the city of 
Charleston as a preservation planner 


writes: "We continue to en|oy our lives 
in Charleston SC. It's been a blessing to 
be back in the states and closer to our 



Richmond VA works with Parent to 
Parent of Virginia, an education and 
advocacy organization that supports 
individuals with disabilities and their 

BETTY WRIGHT of Tulsa OK sent old- 
est son Streeter to Colorado College ir 
Colorado Springs in January. 



Farmville VA writes: "This is my fourth 
year as director of development at 
Fuqua School, and I love it! It is great 
working at my children's school. Anne 
Cabell is in the ninth grade, and Mitchell 
is in the seventh. 


and also continues consulting as a 


Charlotte NC is founding director of 
Seigle Avenue Partners Inc., a nonprofit 
organization serving inner-city children 
at risk of school failure through after- 
school and summer-camp programs. In 
addition to her work, Mary Nell is busy 
at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 
where she is chair of the division of 
education Husband Kevin and children 
Mollie, 14, and Rose, 12, are involved in 
choirs and youth fellowship. 


Midlothian VA stays busy with volunteer 
work for the Chesterfield County 
Republican Party and the Junior 
League of Richmond. Leah Anne 
started her own business as a busi- 
ness and personal professional coach 



Keswick VA writes "I'm thoroughly 
enioying every moment of my job as 
director of principal gifts for the 
Thomas Jefferson Foundation, 
which owns and operates 
Monticello It is a fascinating and 
fully rewarding career experience. I 
invite all of my classmates and 
friends to call or visit me at 
Monticello! I enioyed some exten- 
sive travel last fall a wonderful trip 
to Deia, Mallorca, relaxing and soak- 
ing up the sun. followed by an 
extraordinary learning trip to Venice. 
Rome and Croatia, studying the 
architecture of Palladio, who had 
such an influence on Thomas 
Jefferson's architectural designs. 
Back home in Virginia, I'm riding and 
foxhunting regularly with the 
Keswick Hunt Club and enjoying life 
in the country with my dear 13-year- 
old Jack Russell terrier! I'm planning 
a vacation to Portofino and Florence 
this summer. I'd love to hear from 
old friends!" 

Malinowski and husband Jan live in 
Beaufort SC with children Richard, 14, 
Ted, 12, and Libby. 8. She writes: "In 
Beaufort for 13 years and love it! All 
well and staying busy" 



Asheville NC writes: "I'm raising four 
daughters: Kelly, 10, Kathenne, 1, Karel, 
4, and Kerry, 17 months, with my sup- 
portive husband, Karl. 

SUSAN LITTLE Adkins of Marietta GA 
writes: "We have three children: Mary 
Alice, 7. Paul. 5, and Christine. 3 We 
also had our first experience of being 
foster parents to a newborn, who was 
then adopted." 

LA writes: "I'm involved with 
Greyhound Rescue and have three 
greyhounds, one Lab mix and two cats. 
I moved into a new home in May 2003. 
I continue to work as a physical 
oceanographer and will be going to sea 
in September and October of this year" 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 


DallasTX stays busy with 5-year-old 
twins: Mark Jr. and Marguerite. 
Melinda is president of Dallas for 
Children, a nonprofit organization for 
underprivileged children. 


Staunton VA has sold Subs and Scoops, 
a sub shop she operated near Mary 
Baldwin, and is enjoying time off. Son 
Miles is a rising junior at Mary 
Washington College in Fredericksburg, 
and daughter Elizabeth will be in the 
sixth grade at Guardian Angel Academy 
in Staunton. Luanne and husband 
George look forward to celebrating their 
22nd anniversary this year. She would 
love to hear from classmates. 


DEIDRE FLEMING Dougherty of 

Ankeny IA writes: "Our family moved to 
Des Moines IA. Now my 10th-grade 
daughter is considering MBC. I love it!" 

MARY POLLARD Raith of Winnetka IL 
writes: "My husband Peter and I live in 
Chicago and have four boys ages 2, 4, 
6, and 8" 

PATTIE NORTON Gunter of Great Falls 
VA writes: "Classmate TAMI HATCH 
and I founded Gunter-Hatch Design 
Group. In addition to residential and 
commercial interior design, we are 
designing proprietary product lines for 
manufacturers' and retailers' home fur- 
nishings catalogs." 


Thomas, all Class of 1987. 


MICHELLE BURRY Knight of McLean 
VA writes: "I married Stuart Grayson 
Knight, October 3, 2003. It's the second 
marriage for me and the first for my 
husband. We got married in Fairfax VA 
and honeymooned in the Dominican 
Republic, which is a beautiful place to 
go on a honeymoon or vacation! I'm 
taking time off, as I sold my home and 
left my job at Hogan & Hartson as a 
senior trusts and estates legal assistant 
in December 2003. I'm trying to figure 
out what I want to do when I grow up! 
Stuart and I were going to relocate to 
the South, but it looks like we'll be here 
for quite some time as he's in the 
process of changing jobs, and I'm get- 
ting another one. He has a daughter 
named Madison, 7 so I guess that 
makes me a step-mom now. She is a 
joy to have around." 


SUSAN HUNT Maynard formerly of 
Haughton LA writes: "We recently 
relocated back to Virginia. I graduated 
from dental hygiene school in 2001 ," 
working with her brother Bill Hunt, 
VMI '84. "My husband Gary, VMI '84, 
and our girls Jennifer, 15, and 
Katherine, 12, are enjoying life in 
Poquoson VA." 



Fairfax VA stays busy with children 
Lydia Grace, 6, and Benjamin Wade, 3, 
volunteer work and church activities. 
married Chuck Dean November 15, 
2003. Bridesmaids included SIBYL 
"HONEY" PLUMLY de St. Aubin and 
MARY "KIM" LAM. Attendants were 

MBC Day at the SEC Women's Basketball Tournament March 5, 2004, in 
Nashville, TN: (I to r) JaneTownes '69, Helen Stevens Forster '83, and Pam 
Leigh Anderson '84 


LORI GILLIAM Ramsey writes: "I have 
lost touch with all of my wonderful 
friends from Mary Baldwin. Some very 
important things have happened in my 
life that I'd like to share with them. On 
March 8, 2002, I married Wilford P. 
'Skip' Ramsey Jr. in Negril, Jamaica. I'm 
now living in Buena Vista VA where I 
teach sixth-grade science at Parry 
McCluer Middle School. I miss my 
friends very much and would love to 
contact them soon." 

MARY HESS King of Harrisonburg VA 
is a stay-at-home mom with three 
children: Alex, 10,Tess, 7 and Grant, 
3. She enjoys volunteering at their 
elementary school and plans to return 
to teaching soon. 


Joshua Mersky in Gordonsville VA 
October 11, 2003. In attendance were 
REL CARTER Bennett '90. The 
bride's flowers were carried in memo- 
ry of ASHLEY DULAC '89 Nicole and 
Joshua live in Madison Wl. 


Baltimore MD completed the fundrais- 
ing certificate program at Goucher 
College. She writes: "Bowman 
Financial Management moved, and I 
now have a beautiful new office. I'm 
still active in the Junior League and trav- 
el for leisure regularly." 


KRISTEN BARNER of Charlottesville 
VA is the director of youth ministry at 
First Presbyterian Church. She writes: 
"Big news: I am getting married! David 
Loar is an actor with Shenandoah 
Shakespeare. Our wedding is set for 
the 9:30 a.m. worship service at First 
Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville 
August 1 , 2004! No one is more sur- 
prised than we are! No one is happier 
than we are (except our families are 
tickled to death) I" 


NADINETHIEL Danner and husband 
David of Ashburn VA are happy to 
announce the birth of second daughter 
Caitlin Lee September 24, 2003. Nadine 
writes: "Her big sister Caroline Marie 
was born June 10, 2001. Caroline and 
Caitlin just adore each other. I'm enjoy- 
ing being a full-time mother to two 
sweet girls. They might be in MBC 
graduating classes of 2023 and 2025." 


husband Warren of DinwiddieVA cele- 
brated the birth of son Warren "Carson" 
Bam June 29, 2003. Carson was wel- 
comed home by big brother Hatcher, 3. 


Clover SC writes: "We moved here in 
June 2003, and love our little town 
and wonderful church. Rusty is the 
worship pastor at First Baptist Church 
in Clover. We purchased an old house 
in town and love fixing it up for our 
family of five." 


KRISTI BROWN Emerson of Virginia 
Beach VA was featured in the 
November 16, 2003, of The Virginian- 
Pilot ("Virginia Beach Beacon" 
section) for her work with Global 
Visions, a company she founded in 
1998. Kristi contracts translators, 
interpreters and instructors in 105 
languages, with the top five lan- 
guages being Spanish, Arabic, 
Russian, Chinese and Korean. 

MARY COCKE Read of Memphis TN 
earned her master's in liberal studies in 
clinical and community health research, 
and she received a small grant to look 
at disease patterns in Aleppo, Syria. 


writes: "My husband Allan and I are liv- 
ing in Staunton VA. I stay very busy 
taking care of our two girls: Willa, 2, 
and Mary Bird, 1. Needless to say, I'm 
rather sleep deprived but happy to be 
doing important, rewarding work. We'll 
see what the future brings! " 

MARY BETH GORCYS Pauley writes: 
"I relocated to what was always 
home! I moved back to the Virginia 
peninsula of Newport News VA and 
have affiliated myself with a brand 
new real-estate company called Liz 
Moore and Associates. I'm working 
as a Realtor, co-chairing the March of 
Dimes Peninsula Walk America, and 
am active in the Junior League of 
Hampton Roads. Jackson, 5, attends 
the same elementary school I did. I'd 
love to hear from any local alums!" 

MELISSA KELLEY of Golden CO took 
a new |ob as executive director of the 
Colorado Parent and Child 
Foundation. She is also busy planning 
an August wedding to Dennis R 

SUSAN O'DONNELL Black of Canal 
Winchester OH is the development 
director for St. Vincent Family Centers 
in Columbus. 


Towson MD writes: "Life is full! Twins 
Catherine Caroline and William 
Christopher joined their big brother 
Jack April 7 2003. Oh, what fun! I'm 
looking forward to catching up with 
old friends in 2004." 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

APRIL WALTERS of Baltimore MD 
writes "After I left PEG, I got an associ- 
ate's degree from Villa Julie College in 
'91. my bachelor's from St. John's 
College in '96, and my master's in pro- 
fessional writing fromTowson 
University in '02" April became 
engaged to Travis Hopkins over "leap 
day" weekend in February. 


AMY BURROUGHS Ikerd of Raleigh 
NC writes: "I've taken a job with IBM in 
RTP as the coordinator of health care 
quality initiatives and am excited to be 
finally using my health care administra- 
tion degree! My |ob keeps me quite 
busy, but I still find time to spend with 
my husband Scott and our two dogs." 

Wonderley of Verona VA writes: 
"I'm in a new position as associate 
vice president for institutional 
advancement at Bridgewater 
College. I will finish my doctoral 
course work at The George 
Washington University this July 
and will begin work on my disser- 
tation. The History of the Office of 
Women in Higher Education.'" 

SYDNEY MCCOWN Sanderson of 

Richmond VA writes: "We had our sec- 
ond daughter Frances Mason 
December 10, 2003. She ]0ins Sattie, 2. 
I've been a pharmaceutical sales repre- 
sentative for Pfizer Inc. for three years." 


LAURA DOVE of Vail CO will marry 
Christopher Breeden October 9, 2004. 

LEAH GARCIA of Winter Park FL 
writes: "I got engaged to a wonderful 
man, and we're planning a summer 
2004 wedding" 

ALICIA HAWKS Burdzel of Disputanta 
VA owns and operates King's BBQ #2 in 
Petersburg VA. She also teaches aero- 
bics at the YMCA. 

ALLISON HURLEY Predecki and hus- 
band Dan of Orrstown PA celebrated 
the birth of first child Kazimierz "Kaz" 
Daniel Predecki December 15, 2003. 

WENDY JAMERSON Walter writes: 

"My husband Chris and I welcomed a 
new addition to our family, Caleb 
Thomas, born June 4, 2003. We relocat- 
ed back to Central VA (Faber), where I 
accepted the position of administrator 
at Fairmont Crossing Rehabilitation and 
Nursing Center in Amherst. 

JULIE LODGE Ustruck writes "Our 
second son Logan Alexander was 
born at home (with a midwife) 
October 22. 2003. He weighed 6 lbs., 
5 ounces and was 20 inches long. He 
loins older brother Jack at the family 
home in KatyTX" 

Jenkins of Stuarts Draft VA writes. 
"On October 18. 2003, Kristen 
Makayla Jenkins was born at Augusta 
Medical Center in Fishersville She 
weighed in at 8 lbs., 1 ounce and was 
18.5 inches She has a proud big sis- 
ter, Shannon Maureen, who turned 5 
May 17. Life is so awesome with two 
little ones to keep us busy. We won- 
der what we ever did with all our 
spare time before children," 


Ownesboro KY writes: "I finished my 
first semester of graduate school at 
Western Kentucky University I'm plan- 
ning to earn my master's in education 
in mental health counseling and hope 
to focus primarily on marriage and fam- 
ily counseling. In February, I traveled to 
Japan to attend the wedding party of 
my senior roommate (exchange stu- 


AMY HALL Pulaski and husband 
Michael of Sandston VA are the proud 
parents of Anna Caroline Pulaski, born 
December 26. 2003. Amy writes: 
"We are loving every moment of par- 


Stuarts Draft writes: "My husband 
Doug and I are excited about the arrival 
of our first child, Kaleb Wayne Sams. He 
was born July 6. 2003 He weighed 7 
lbs., 11 ounces and was 20 inches. He 
is so much fun, and motherhood is an 
awesome experience" 


Richmond VA writes: "We were 
blessed with a new addition to our 
family December 19, 2003. His name 
is Brendan Frost Fox." 

KRISTEN WING Asma of Clifton Forge 
VA writes: "I got married to Mike Asma 
April 12, 2003. and we bought our new 
house in 2004" 


JESSICA CHARLES Copenhaver and 

husband Chris of Round Hill VA cele- 
brated the birth of a baby girl November 
17 2003 She writes: "We named her 
Juliana Soleil. She weighed 8 lbs , 14 

JENNIFER ESTES Molseed married 
Christopher Edward Molseed October 
18, 2003. After receiving her degree in 
biology from Mary Baldwin, Jennifer 
graduated from the Virginia-Maryland 
Regional College of Veterinary Medicine 
and is an emergency veterinarian at the 
Animal Emergency Clinic of Central 
Virginia in Lynchburg, where the couple 
reside. Christopher graduated from 
North Carolina State University and is a 
nuclear engineer at Framatome, ANP in 


Stafford VA writes: "My daughters are 
now 3 (Natalie Grace) and 17 months 
(Mary Helen). My husband is the senior 
advisor for nuclear issues to the assis- 
tant secretary of state. I'm a happy 
homemaker and perform with our 
church's hand-bell choir" 

KATHY LIEN of New York City 
writes "Following the year that I 
spent at PEG, I transferred to NYU 
and graduated with a B.S. in 
finance. I immediately began work- 
ing with JPMorgan, and then 
moved on to head the research 
department of Forex Capital 
Markets. Since then, I've been 
quoted by CBSMarketWatch. 
Reuters, Bloomberg and various 
smaller news agencies. I also pro- 
vide daily video commentary on 
Forex Television. My career has pro- 
gressed very solidly, and I attribute 
a good portion of the opportunities 
that I have been provided to the 
experience and opportunity that 
PEG provided me" 


ERIN BERNACHE Alberts of Oxford 
MS writes: "I had a baby in September 
2002 and graduated with my master's 
in fine arts in May 2003." 

RAMONA DAVID of Gaithersurg MD 
works full time for the Department of 
Energy and part time with Mamott Hotels. 

TEPHANIE DAWSON Hodges married 
Thomas Bryant Hodges Jr. August 9, 
2003, at the William Paca House in his- 
toric Annapolis MD. Tephanie teaches 
at Hanover Academy in Ashland VA, 
and Thomas is an environmental scien- 
tist at Earth Tech Inc. in Richmond, 
where they live. 

KIMBERLY DINGES Miller writes: "I 

began working as a development associ- 
ate in the development and fundraismg 
office at Massanutten Military Academy 
in Woodstock VA in January MMA is a 
private military prep school in the 
Shenandoah Valley. This is a new and 
exciting career with opportunities for 
advancement. I assist alumni with mak- 
ing gifts, receiving and recording them, 
tracking donors and working on various 
mailings. I visited MBC in mid- January 
and received some valuable information 
on the subiect of fundraismg from class- 
mate ANNIE SAVAL I've been married 
for almost five years. My husband Bucky 
and I live in Mt. Jackson VA." 

BROOKE HITE Ginn and husband 
Randal welcomed the birth of son 
Lewis Allen January 6, 2004 

VA passed the October 2003 Patent Bar 
Exam and graduated from George 
Mason University School of Law in 
May Stephanie works for a Washington 
DC. patent law firm. 

IANA PHILLIPS-Quigley of Alexandria 
VA writes: "Over last Thanksgiving holi- 
day, after lunch at PF Chang's in Tyson's 
Corner II in McLean, MBC '99 class- 
mates AIMEE HERRERA Kozick "LEE 
HEATHER FARIS and I went to FAO 
Schwarz to act like 'kidz,' and we had a 
dang good time of it!" 

MARLA SCHIFFER, formerly of Cherry 
Hill NJ, moved toTarzana CA in July 
2003. Although she says she misses 
the East Coast, the move brought her 
closer to many family members. 

writes "I'm still working as an attorney 
for the IRS in Washington D.C. and am 
loving my ;ob and this city! " Jennifer 
was excited to return to campus for her 
reunion in May 

GRETA WINN of Richmond VA earned 
her master's in business administration 
from Averett University in January and 
is engaged to marry Thomas Pascal "T 
Kidd III August 28, 2004, at St. 
Stephen's Episcopal Church in 
Richmond. Greta is vice president of 
business development and marketing at 
Entrust Federal Credit Union in 
Richmond, andT is employed as the 
money-market specialist at Wachovia 
Securities in Glen Allen VA. 

MICHAL ZIVAN Coffey of Richmond 
VA writes. "My husband and I moved 
into our first house and are enjoying the 
extra space. I also have a new position 
with Virginia Commonwealth University 
as director of The Learning Center." 


MINETTE "MINDY" BERRY is a police 
officer in Staunton VA, where she 
resides. She is engaged to marry Daniel 
Claxton October 4. 2004. 


husband David of Rocky Mount VA are 
proud to announce the birth of son 
Hunter Chase Shively. Hunter was born 
December 14, 2003, and weighed six 
lbs., 12 ounces. 

graduated May 20, 2004, from the 
University of the Arts in Philadelphia 
PA. She earned a master of arts in 
teaching visual art and plans to pur- 
sue a career in art education in 
southern New Jersey. 


of Portsmouth VA married Ezekiel 
"Zeke" Quisenberry August 2, 2003. 
Shawna has worked for Suffolk Public 
Schools since graduating from Mary 
Baldwin and is also a consultant with 
The Pampered Chef. Zeke serves in 
the U.S. Navy. 

LYDIA WELCH Campbell of Staunton 
VA married Troy Campbell October 18. 
2003. The ceremony took place on 
the Mary Baldwin campus at Cannon 
Hill and was attended by Lydia's sister 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

NETTE '03 


Scott Jr. of Philadelphia PA celebrated 
the birth of son Benjamin Scott III May 
19. 2003. 

Norfolk VA with husband Nate and 
daughter Charity. She writes: "As usual, 
I've been too busy running in circles to 
keep in touch. Charity turned 1 in 
February — let's just say she acts more 
like me than I want to admit." 

Armstrong of OlympiaWA is a first 
lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. While 
deployed in the Middle East, Wendy 
and best friend KRISTIN MRAZIK Cole 
'01 (first lieutenant, U.S. Army) were 
able to spend a few hours together. 


Staunton VA writes: "I'm working as 
the marketing director for Colonial Mall 
and am engaged to my boyfriend of 
three years, Danny. Hope everyone is 
doing well!" 

KELLY REESE, formerly of Waynesboro 
VA, moved to Virginia Beach in January. 
She writes: "I'll be living here for six 
months and will be the Christian educa- 
tor for the church I grew up in. In 
August, I will head to Austin TX to begin 


ConroeTX writes: "In July 2003, I 
moved to Texas to be with my fiancee 
Carey West. We were engaged 
November 23 at a Civil War reenact- 
ment and plan to get married on 
August 1, 2004, in Vienna VA. I'm look- 
ing forward to seeing Liz, Jessi and 
Sunita at my wedding ! I miss you all ! " 

LAURA TAYLOR Hart writes: "My 
husband Matthew, VMI '99, is the 
new associate pastor for students 
and children at Western Branch 
Baptist Church." Laura, Matthew and 
baby daughter Lindsey reside in 
Portsmouth VA. 


WINDSOR HALL Johnson writes: "I 
hope everyone is doing well. I've 
been teaching third grade in Stafford 
County but recently accepted a job 
with Fairfax County Schools, so I'm 
not sure what grade I'll be teaching. 
I'm still living in Centreville VA and 
enjoying newly wed life!" 

became engaged January 10, 2004, to 
Jason Hawkins, 24. The couple will 
marry November 6, 2004, in Grand 
Prairie TX. The wedding colors will be 
maroon and silver. 


Chester VA writes: "After graduation, I 
took a long vacation and taught swim- 
ming at the Richmond Supply Defense 
Center. In December 2002, I began 
working in Henrico for Allstate 
Insurance Co. as a casualty claims 
adjuster and then took the position of 
critical incident response team leader 
for the Richmond office. I'm also work- 
ing for the Chester Family YMCA 
teaching swimming. I plan to start a 
bilingual service team at the Richmond 
Market Claim Office. Future plans 
include starting my own business and 


executive MBA from Virginia 
Commonwealth University. 

EMILY ALLEN of Richmond VA writes: 
"I got engaged December 6, 2003, and 
find myself busily planning a fall 2004 
wedding. I'm also managing a busy 
physician's practice here in Richmond." 

BRANDI AUSTIN of Stuarts Draft VA 
works for Mary Baldwin College as 
assistant director of alumnae/i activities. 
She loves her new career opportunity. 

KRISTEN BRYANT Gould of Manassas 
VA writes: "My husband Les and I have 
added to our family. Evan Leslie Gould 
was born January 16, 2004. He 
weighed 5 lbs., 4 ounces." 


HEATHER CARLYLE of Vermillion SD is 
in her first year of graduate school at 
the University of South Dakota, work- 
ing toward a master of arts in theatre. 
She is also the publicity director for the 
school's theatre department. Heather 
writes: "I miss all my 'MBC girlies' 
MBC '03 — absolute unity." 

KELLEY CLEMENS McElroy writes; 
"After graduation, I went to work in 
Texas until November 15, 2003, when 
my fiancee Colin McElroy, VMI '03, and 
I got married. We moved to Germany, 
where Colin is a lieutenant in the U.S. 
Army. We have a puppy named Woofer 
and are enjoying married life! Hello to 
all my MBC girls! Hope everyone is 
doing well!" 


Stafford VA is a marketing coordinator 
for a publishing firm in Virginia. She 
writes: "My job allows me to travel to 
places like Toronto, Orlando, Chicago, 
and Las Vegas. It's a great experience!" 


FRANCES WILSON of Winston-Salem 
NC continues to travel frequently and 
spent February in the western 
Caribbean while her state had snow. 
She serves on her church's altar guild, 
volunteers for the Salvation Army, and 
is playing bridge again after pausing for 
22 years. She writes: "enjoying life!" 

TERESA BIGLER of Burke VA is enjoy- 
ing retirement. She stays active 
walking, reading, playing tennis and 
learning to play bridge with her family. 


SYLVIA LYNN of CookevilleTN 
writes: "We're moving to Virginia i 
the near future. We have a great- 
grandson, Tanner Allen, born 
September 10, 2003." 


continues to own and operate Echo 
Valley Campground and has upgraded 
her business with new showers and 
other amenities. 


VA writes: "I'm teaching at Northern 
Virginia Community College (many 
Mary Baldwin ADP students are in my 
classes). Strayer University and 
University of Phoenix online courses 
are great opportunities for facilitating 
and encouraging lifelong learning!" 


MARIANNE JENSEN of Charlottesville 
VA volunteers as a receptionist one 
morning a week at the Albemarle 
Charlottesville Historical Society. 

LINDA SHORT of Roanoke VA retired 
November 21, 2003, after working at 
Verizon 38 years. 


DONNA KENWARD of Palmyra VA teach- 
es students of various ages year round. 


PATRICIA EVANS of PenhookVA had 
the article "Mountain View" published 
in the January/February 2003 edition of 
Blue Ridge Traditions. 


Castle VA is a kindergarten teacher at 
McCleary Elementary School. 


J. "MICHELLE" HUGHES of Lexington 
VA writes: "My husband Michael and I 
welcomed our first child on September 
1, 2003. Our son Nathaniel Gregory 
Hughes weighed 4 lbs., 12.5 ounces 
(born at 35 weeks). He is healthy and 
doing extremely well!" 




Midlothian VA retired from Verizon in 
November 2003 after 30 years. She is a 
substitute teacher and enjoys traveling 
and spending time with her three 
grandchildren: Carey, Lily and Seth. 


Fishersvilie VA had the article "The 
Struggle for Civil Rights in Staunton and 
Augusta County" published in the 2002 
issue of the Augusta Historical Bulletin. 


Richmond VA is working toward a mas- 
ter's in business administration with a 
concentration in human resources. She 
writes: "I've been promoted to senior 
admissions representative at Bryant & 
Stratton College. Also, I'm volunteering 
as a mentor and tutor for Radio-One 
(Power 92) in Richmond for Clarks 
Springs Elementary School. Graduation 
from Mary Baldwin College has made 
all this happen, and I really feel good 
about my life. Thanks to my college and 



O'Neill, December 21, 2002 

TRUDY RICKMAN '87 to Chuck Dean, 
November 15, 2003 

LORI GILLIAM '88 to Wilford R "Skip" 
Ramsey Jr., March 8, 2002 

Mersky, October 11, 2003 

KRISTEN WING '96 to Mike Asma, 
April 12, 2003 

JENNIFER ESTES '98 to Christopher 
Edward Molseed, October 18, 2003 

TEPHANIE DAWSON '99 to Thomas 
Bryant Hodges Jr., August 9, 2003 

SHAWNA SHERMAN '00 to Ezekiel 
"Zeke" Quisenberry, August 2, 2003 

LYDIA WELCH '00 to Troy Campbell, 
October 18, 2003 

KELLEY CLEMENS '03 to Colin 
McElroy, November 15, 2003 


VA graduated May 22, 2004, with an 

CYNTHIA "CINDY" COLE Bain '91 and 

Warren: a son, Warren "Carson," June 
29, 2003 

NADINETHIEL Danner '91 and David: a 
daughter, Caitlin Lee, September 24, 2003 

BRENDA RABENAU Erwin '92 and 

Christopher: twins, Catherine Caroline 
and William Christopher, April 7, 2003 

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we can all be proud. We hope that 

others will consider the College in 

like fashion . " 

— Ruth Peters Sproul '43 

Send Kir our brochure Invest in Our Future With a Charitable 
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'92 and Mark: twins, Julia Ellynn and 
Lauren Elisabeth. January 16. 2004 

SYDNEY MCCOWN Sanderson '93 

and John: a daughter, Frances Mason, 
December 10, 2003 

ALLISON HURLEY Predecki '94 and 

Dan: a son, Kazimierz "Kaz" Daniel, 
December 15, 2003 

Jenkins '94 and Brian: a daughter, 
Knsten Makayla, October 18, 2003 

AMY HALL Pulaski '96 and Michael: a 
daughter, Anna Caroline, December 26, 


Doug: a son, Kaleb Wayne, July 6, 2003 


James: a son, Brendan Frost, 
December 19. 2003 

JESSICA CHARLES Copenhaver '98 

and Chris: a daugher, Juliana Soleil, 
November 17, 2003 

ERIN BERNACHE Alberts '99 and 

William: a son, William Clyde "Trey" 
Kirkpatrick III, September 8, 2002 

BROOKE HITE Ginn '99 and Randal: a 
son, Lewis Allen, January 6, 2004 


and Gregory: a son, Gregory Alexander, 
July 23, 2003 


and David a son, Hunter Chase, 
December 14, 2003 

RASHIDA BRADLEY '01 and Beniamin 
Scott Jr.. a son, Benjamin III, May 19, 


Michael: a son, Nathaniel Gregory, 
September 1 , 2003 

KRISTEN BRYANT Gould '02 and Les 

a son, Evan Leslie, January 16, 2004 



'21, January 23, 2004 


February 21, 2004 

SARA RALSTON Clowser '27 January 
19, 2004 


January 28, 2003 


November 27 2003 

NANCY WALLACE Henderson '36 

April 5, 2004 

MARTHA DYER Campbell '38 June 

13, 2003 


December 2, 2003 

Gaylord '42, January 9, 2004 

MARY JANE BEYER Sleeper '44 

December 13, 2003 

JEAN DINKINS Thomason '46 

Novemer 17 2003 

JEAN ROLEN Campell '46, October 
10. 2002 

ELVA FIFER '48, January 19, 2004 

NANCY RAWLS Watson '49 February 
17 2004 


December 23, 2003 

JULIA BACKUS Smith '68, December 
22, 2003 

RITA FAYE BAIRD Walters '78 

February 25, 2004 


In the report on gifts to Mary 
Baldwin College for the 2002-03 fis- 
cal year, published in the spring 
magazine, S. VanVliet Lyman should 
have appeared in the Memorial Gifts 
section under Adnane Heim Lyman 
1950 in addition to his listings in 
other categories. 

Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 


alumnae/i in action 

Dallas, Texas 

Evening Reception for President Pamela 
Fox and Dan Layman at the home of Ray 
and Heather Hill Washbume '94 
February 10, 2004 

1. President Pamela Fox, Carol Alspaugh 
Denton '69 

2. Laura Kerr Weaver '84, Peggy 
Anderson Carr '67 

3. Carroll "Squeaky" Suggs Connolly 
'92, Sabrina Rakes Fahey '94 

4. Anne Hall Billings 71, Carla Rucker 
Nix '57 Joan Velten Hall '66 

5. Heather Hill Washburne '94, Carla 
Rucker Nix '57 Susan Bernoudy 
Lebowitz 71, Jennifer Greenburg 

Houston, Texas 

Evening Reception for President Pamela 
Fox and Dan Layman at the home of Curtis 
and Barbara Bullock Williams '57 
February 12, 2004 

6. Diane Evans Wood '54, Barbara 
Bullock Williams '57, Millie Bleakney 
Mason '59 

7 Jane Turner, Cherry Aycock '00, 
Claudia Turner Aycock '66 

8. Curtis Williams, President Fox, 
Barbara Bullock Williams '57 

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Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Summer 2004 

Lindsey Lieberman '04 

I've been playing the violin 
since I was 4 years old — after 
I saw one in the J. C. Penney 
Christmas catalog. My parents 
actually believed me when I 
told them then that I wanted 
to play the violin. 

I remember sitting in the 
office of Lise Keiter- 
Brotzman, assistant 
professor of music, during 
my first few days at Mary 
Baldwin. I told her I wanted 
to major in music, and she 
asked me if I played piano or 
sang. There was not yet a 
program here for strings. 
Fortunately, she found a vio- 
lin teacher from James 
Madison University to teach 
me and about three other 
students during the spring 
semester. Over the summer, 
we found Susan Black, a vio- 
linist from Charlottesville, 
who has been teaching me 
since. In my junior year, I 
passed the required audition 
to be a music performance 
major — and the first violin 
major in decades! 

The creation of the music 
performance major for violin is 
one of those storybook tales I 
love to tell prospective stu- 
dents: If you want to 
participate in or study some- 
thing at MBC that is not in 
place already, it only takes 
the right amount of drive to 
make it happen. The faculty 
cares a great deal about our 
academic well being. 

I'm now the teacher for 
the Waynesboro Strings 
School, established by the 
Waynesboro Community 
Orchestra, which I play in. I'm 
teaching my students through 
the Suzuki method that I 
learned as a child. I'm plan- 
ning to get a master's degree 
in music education, emphasiz- 
ing Suzuki pedagogy. Lots of 
long words, but it means that 
I'll be fully certified to teach all 
levels of Suzuki. 

College wasn't a realistic 
step for many people in the 
small town of Lusby, Mary- 
land, where I grew up. I was 
the first in my family to attend 
college; my sister followed 
shortly after. Thankfully, our 
parents knew what we were 
capable of, and they expected 
us to break out of the norm. 

We're told at Mary 
Baldwin that we're a stu- 
dent-run campus, and that's 
because we really are. In 
four years, I have compiled a 
lengthy resume of activities, 
including the President's 
Society, Student Alumnae 
Relations Society (STARS), 
Honor Council, Student 
Government Association and 
Student Advocate. I must 
say that I think I've learned a 
lot about myself through 
these, especially as HC 
chairwoman. Integrity is 
important, and I'm proud 
that I am among the MBC 
women who protected it. 

The weather couldn't have been better for the 
annual Spring Fling on the lawn of Alumnae 
House and its theme this year: the Mad Hatte 
tea party from Alice in Wonderland.The event, 
sponsored by the Alumnae/i Association Boarc 
of Directors, the Office of Alumnae/i Activities 
and the Student Alumnae Relations Society 
(STARS), is a time to congratulate seniors for 
four years of hard work and welcome them as